So, what does this have to do with anything? I have quite a lot of work and lack motivation, but I am also a creative person and like helping others and working together on similar undertakings. That and talk with Detlik yesterday gave me an idea: Are there any others who would like to learn to make games on a more sophisticated level around here?
I'm asking because I was thinking that the more the merrier and it might be fun to just start learning together! So, I propose I'd create a blog where, for starters, I would teach you guys bare basics of C++ by providing links to some tutorials and personally explaining whatever you don't understand (I'm working as a private C and C++ tutor, so I dare to say I have SOME experience in this area.)
When we're finished with that, all of us would start learning SDL, setting a very simple common goal: Write a tetris game using SDL basics tutorial, and when we're done with that, start writing something akin to Mario by ourselves.
I'd gladly manage the whole thing in a form of blogposts, adding the most active and productive members of our little group as administrators or moderators or whatever so they too can directly contribute (by the way, does anyone know a free blog site with functionality similar to that?), and this way, we can learn to write games using SDL + C++ together, share our ideas and help each other with problems.
First of all, however, I would need a sufficient amount of people interested in this and I'm kind of afraid this is where this whole idea might just end. So, anyone interested, let me know in this topic and if you know a goger that does not frequent on forums but might like the idea, do let him known (and of course it's not limited to gogers, when the blog is up, anyone can join)
What I need right now is, as I have mentioned above, a freeware site that would allow me to easily generate a blog, ideally with some form of registration and account control (I want too much for free, eh?)
Edit: I have made a little questionnaire to get some numbers: If you know of people that would like to join us who do not have gog accounts, send them this link:
It's just two questions :-)
Edit2: The website lives!