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Offline actual

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« Posted 2012-11-10 17:18:58 »

Dear JGO Community,

I read two very disturbing posts today in the what's your favorite game thread and while I initially decided to hold my tongue, I decided I could no longer keep quiet. The two comments in question are:

Quote from: ra4king
Zork!! I remember playing that in school a few years ago. Then I was assigned to make an interactive fiction game in C#. I ended up making a scriptable engine that built a dynamic world based on a simple scripting language I made up. The parsing and building code was loooong XD

Quote from: Vladiedoo
My favorite game would have to be Doom 3, simply because of how much I enjoyed it when I was younger.

Yes, just pause and let that sink in.

When I played Zork, Infocom was still a company and when DOOM came out (just Doom, not Doom 2 or Doom 3), I was in college. So this leads me to my question: Just how old are you people?

Sincerely,

Actual (aged 38)
Offline theagentd
« Reply #1 - Posted 2012-11-10 17:24:56 »

I read two very disturbing posts today...
Huh? I'm 20. Don't worry, there are people of all ages here. Wink

Myomyomyo.
Offline Gjallar

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2012-11-10 17:27:45 »

I read two very disturbing posts today...
Huh? I'm 20. Don't worry, there are people of all ages here. Wink

20 aswell. And deep inside... I really hate you... for being the same age as me but possessing so much more programming knowledge. But dont worry, I wont hurt you  Cool
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Offline sproingie

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2012-11-10 17:37:04 »

40.  Today's my birthday in fact.  Now get off my lawn Smiley
(don't know why I say that ... I haven't had a lawn since I was a kid)


Offline Jimmt
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« Reply #4 - Posted 2012-11-10 17:37:38 »

I read two very disturbing posts today...
Huh? I'm 20. Don't worry, there are people of all ages here. Wink

20 aswell. And deep inside... I really hate you... for being the same age as me but possessing so much more programming knowledge. But dont worry, I wont hurt you  Cool
Well, I'm 14...but look at all the awesome retro games I missed out on!

Happy Birthday sproingie!
Offline Gjallar

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2012-11-10 17:40:10 »

40.  Today's my birthday in fact.  Now get off my lawn Smiley
(don't know why I say that ... I haven't had a lawn since I was a kid)

Congrats, old man!
Offline sproingie

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2012-11-10 17:41:50 »

I grew up with an Atari 2600, played just about everything on that to death, then went on to a C64.  I was playing Ultima IV while all the kids thought Zelda was the most awesomest "RPG" ever.  Never did get into NES til I started playing my stepbrother's console while home from college.
Offline RobinB

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2012-11-10 17:50:56 »

21 here  Grin
Its obvious knowledge is not bound to age here.
Maybe its also fun to mention how long were into programming.
I really started programming (Actionscript (Flash) and php) when i was around 14-15 Smiley
Offline ctomni231

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« Reply #8 - Posted 2012-11-10 17:54:07 »

I'm 27 years. (Been programming since I was 13.)

This forum has people from all over the place in the Java programming world. I've learned a lot about Java and OpenGL that is valuable and could not be learned anywhere else. Not bad for a gaming forum. Tongue

Oh and...

Happy birthday sproingie!

Offline gouessej
« Reply #9 - Posted 2012-11-10 18:00:09 »

40.  Today's my birthday in fact.  Now get off my lawn Smiley
(don't know why I say that ... I haven't had a lawn since I was a kid)



I didn't imagine you were so old  Tongue

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Offline Agro
« Reply #10 - Posted 2012-11-10 18:25:43 »

13

Offline Sickan

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2012-11-10 18:29:27 »

Age is just a number, but like most numbers, more is better.
Offline matheus23

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2012-11-10 18:48:30 »

Age is just a number, but like most numbers, more is better.

It's a pity. The lower the number, the less you are taken serious...

15 here.

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Offline theagentd
« Reply #13 - Posted 2012-11-10 18:48:57 »

I read two very disturbing posts today...
Huh? I'm 20. Don't worry, there are people of all ages here. Wink

20 aswell. And deep inside... I really hate you... for being the same age as me but possessing so much more programming knowledge. But dont worry, I wont hurt you  Cool
D:

40.  Today's my birthday in fact.  Now get off my lawn Smiley
(don't know why I say that ... I haven't had a lawn since I was a kid)
誕生日おめでとう

Myomyomyo.
Offline Sickan

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« Reply #14 - Posted 2012-11-10 18:59:13 »

13
Oh damn, I've got competition!

Cheers! Cheesy
Offline Vladiedoo
« Reply #15 - Posted 2012-11-10 19:00:46 »

I am 17 years old.

EDIT: I started programming a year ago. People like Agro, ctommni231, Jimmt, and Sickan all make me hate myself for not programming at an earlier age Emo.
Offline Regenuluz
« Reply #16 - Posted 2012-11-10 19:11:18 »

I'm a grand total of 26 summers old. Smiley
Offline Rorkien
« Reply #17 - Posted 2012-11-10 19:24:16 »

I'm 23 and i feel old already  Emo

Well, i guess it doesn't matter how old you are, but how you adapt to new stuff.
I sure wanna get to 60 programming in Z++ and playing some Call of Duty 278 - Zombies inside your average Zombie. (Just a metaphor, though: I hate COD)
Offline Agro
« Reply #18 - Posted 2012-11-10 19:35:03 »

I started Java when i was nearly turning 10 Smiley

Offline HeroesGraveDev

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« Reply #19 - Posted 2012-11-10 19:42:13 »

14.

Programming web since 11. (Gave up because HTML/PHP is useless for games. Did not know about Javascript)
Programming Java since late last year (modding Minecraft)
Programming my own games since the start of this year.
Programming a networked game (without Kryonet) since two months before I turned 14. (but I gave up)
Programming with LWJGL since 1 month before I turned 14.
Programming a voxel engine since two weeks before I turned 14.

...
Well, i guess it doesn't matter how old you are, but how you adapt to new stuff.  Pointing
...

Agree

Offline matheus23

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2012-11-10 20:12:06 »

It should not matter. But it does...  Emo

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Offline ra4king

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I'm the King!


« Reply #21 - Posted 2012-11-10 20:33:15 »

Hahaha I'm 17. My quote was quite an obvious give-away that I'm quite young Smiley

I've been programming since I was 13, when I taught myself Java.

Offline Sickan

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« Reply #22 - Posted 2012-11-10 20:49:21 »

I am 17 years old.

EDIT: I started programming a year ago. People like Agro, ctommni231, Jimmt, and Sickan all make me hate myself for not programming at an earlier age Emo.
Sorry, I can't help it Sad

Cheers...
Offline Vladiedoo
« Reply #23 - Posted 2012-11-10 20:51:45 »

@Sickan

Hey don't fret! It provides me with excellent will-power and efficiency to make up lost time  Grin.
Offline Ultroman

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« Reply #24 - Posted 2012-11-10 21:01:31 »

29 years here. Started with C 15 years ago, programming a text-based RPG, but quit after 2 years due to life plunging to shit. The game got pretty nice, though. All in one huge class with loads of goto's...I miss goto's.
All is better now, and I've been programming in Java for about 18 months, since I started taking Computer Science at the university. I was absolutely thrilled to find this forum with its amazing roster of good people. For the first month or so I could've kissed ra4king for being so helpful and full of patience, while I was also secretly having an urge to pummel his face in with assorted blunt objects for being so much better than me, at almost half my age. But I got over it. I'm just happy that so many young minds have found something useful to do with their lives, instead of constant binge-drinking and doing various drugs (like I did).

I'd wish I could've known how much I loved programming when I was younger, but there's no reason to spend time being pissed about that now. I can still become great at what I love, especially with the help of all the young whipper-snappers here to guide me through the new stuff ^^

Oh, and as far as I remember the first game I ever played was Ghostbusters on Commodore 64 or something. I just remember it was a tape. We had to rewind it to play, and saving was a nightmare. I was a Sega-guy, and the first game I bought with my own money was Sonic 3 Smiley

- Jonas
Offline matheus23

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« Reply #25 - Posted 2012-11-10 21:15:46 »

I'm just happy that so many young minds have found something useful to do with their lives, instead of constant binge-drinking and doing various drugs (like I did).

Lol. You never know ;P

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Offline ra4king

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I'm the King!


« Reply #26 - Posted 2012-11-10 22:28:48 »

For the first month or so I could've kissed ra4king for being so helpful and full of patience, while I was also secretly having an urge to pummel his face in with assorted blunt objects for being so much better than me, at almost half my age.
Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss

I'm just happy that so many young minds have found something useful to do with their lives, instead of constant binge-drinking and doing various drugs (like I did).

Wink

Offline theguynextdoor

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« Reply #27 - Posted 2012-11-10 22:35:52 »

I'm 16, started learning java 1 year and 1 and a half months ago. Been dipping in and out of game development. Spent most of my programming time making plugins for Minecraft with Bukkit
Offline Nate

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« Reply #28 - Posted 2012-11-10 22:37:05 »

32.

Happy birthday sproingie!

Offline Ultroman

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« Reply #29 - Posted 2012-11-10 22:55:06 »

I'm just happy that so many young minds have found something useful to do with their lives, instead of constant binge-drinking and doing various drugs (like I did).

Wink

Lol. You never know ;P

Hahah, oh you two rascals Tongue

May I recommend staying away from things you spray into your arms or snort up your nose? Oh, and GHB, E and shrooms, too. They will ruin your brain. So will alcohol, only at a slower rate. I've seen it all happen to various friends. I'm super duper cereal. Don't let it happen to you.

You'll actually get better, natural highs from setting yourself minor goals and achieving them. So go be happy every time you complete some small functionality in your game, and remember how 80% of the world would never understand what you're doing, no matter how layman you go with your explanation Cheesy

Man I sound old...but nevertheless it's true, and I'd wish I would've known back when I was 15. Then I wouldn't feel like now I have to make up for wasting 6 years of my life.

Oh, and happy birthday, sproingie!!

- Jonas
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