Well I say I start this as a response to a bit of a 2017 resolution to be learning, but this active learning time actually started 2 months before during last November. Around that time I stopped my studies and was short of work on my full time job. I was taking a break from playing Starcraft II arcade and browsing around mini games in Kongregate when I found the games development forums. I saw a stickied post on creating html5 games and decided to follow it a bit for fun. From there, I decided I wanted to bring myself into making games instead of playing computer all day like I have been for around the past 20 years.
I don’t have any programming background, although I am a business student and I surround myself with creative and entrepreneurial people. I picked up some html, css and WordPress basics as well as being encouraged to draw despite not having any solid foundations with my friends. I’d come into game development with the experience of gaming a bunch and being a bit of a dreamer when it comes to a bunch of ideas from manga, anime, light/web novels and games.
As of that point I’ve been going all free, I think I’m able to invest a bit into learning so I got the Zenva 15 mobile game development course with Phaser on Stackskill (30$) and gone through about half of it. That’s about where I am now. I’m about to go through some separate individual projects while continuing to work through learning modules to reinforce my learning I hope this works out.
(Funny I typed this roughly twice considering I lost my first draft by not saving DOPE!)