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    What is the best language for games?

    I'm new to programming and I was wondering what the best programming language to learn game programming on is. If I was looking to really get into programming games what language or languages should I learn?

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    Re: What is the best language for games?

    What kind of games?

    The big commercial games are all developed in C++, or sometimes C. You should do this too, if you really need the speed.

    The smart hobby game programmers tend to use whatever language they're comfortable with, although many hobbyists, in delusions of grandeur, think they must use C++ too because everything else is just too slow for their plans.

    Note that C++ takes a long time to learn well enough to be programming proper games. Figure at least a year of hard work before I consider you competent enough. (For what's that worth.)
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    Re: What is the best language for games?

    Honestly you should begin with Visual Basic....
    That basic series is great to learn almost any type of programming with but like CornedBee said above most big commercial games are in C++ or C.

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    Re: What is the best language for games?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hell-Lord
    Honestly you should begin with Visual Basic....
    That basic series is great to learn almost any type of programming with but like CornedBee said above most big commercial games are in C++ or C.
    Correction: Visual Basic .Net
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    Re: What is the best language for games?

    Visual studio 2005 runs VB .net right? that's what I have.

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    Yes, it runs Vb.net code. I think it also runs C# and Boo code too
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    Re: What is the best language for games?

    c# and c++
    however, keep in mind that the language с++ is quite difficult to learn for a beginner and you should start learning with с#

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