How do I get started in game development?
The best way to start is by diving in headfirst; there is no time like now to start making games. We’ve provided a short list of resources here to help you get started, but that’s just one step of the process.
Attend local game developer events and network with the community. Building a network of peers and mentors will inspire and encourage you more than you expect. You can find a list of upcoming events here.
Attend the various Game Jams held throughout the year (more info at http://www.stlgamejam.com/ and http://globalgamejam.org/ ). At Game Jams, people from all skill levels and abilities come together to make a game within 48 hours; it’s a great way to get started, and an even better way to get a sense of the local game development scene.
You can also get involved with the local game dev conversation on our St. Louis Game Developer Co-op Facebook group.