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what coding languages do you want to know for game development?

what are the best coding languages for a career in developing games

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Alexandre’s Answer

It depends on the engine and type of game you want to do.
As example, Unity has great courses to start with and they use C#.
For Unreal engine, you can have access to it with C++

Alexandre recommends the following next steps:

Took one engine
Learn the associate programming language
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Cameron’s Answer

Jason's answer is good. I'll add that various game engines have coding languages that they operate with natively. Unity and Unreal are two major game development platforms/engines and each works better with certain coding languages. Unity, for instance, works great with C#, while Unreal tends to work better with C++. Python and Java are also solid choices and can work as well. Python is usually considered a data analytics and research preferred language, but there are solid examples of games based on Python (Eve Online is a notable case). So, yes, I would echo Jason's suggestion of looking into what code was used to develop your favorite games and go from there.

I hope that helps!

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Noah’s Answer

Either C# for Unity or C++ for Unreal Engine.

Java and Python can also be good foundational starts. But tbh it does not matter what programming language you start with. Just look up game programming tutorial on youtube, follow along and have fun developing your skills and making projects. Be sure to make lots of projects.

Good luck! :)
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Jason’s Answer

The list of best coding languages for game development is likely going to be pretty similar to list of the most popular coding languages in general. That includes C++, Java, and Python. What you can do, if you are looking for some concrete evidence, is try searching for information about what kind of code or tools were used to create some of the games that you enjoy to see where you might be able to get started. Now, there is no guarantee that just because you like a game you will also want to copy how it was programmed, but maybe that will give you an idea of what kind of capabilities or challenges you might face as you get started. Finding a good way to learn is also going to be very helpful, regardless of what code you start to learn. There is not just one best way to learn how to code if you aren't already comfortable with one.

Good luck!
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