Figure 1: C++ Introduction Exercises (W3Schools 2023)
I also looked at the more complicated part, how C++ is used in conjunction with Unreal Engine. It certainly looked more intimidating, because of having to learn about its templates, its way of doing things.
Figure 2: Programming Quick Start Tutorial for Unreal Engine (Epic Games 2023)
I then went on to look at C# very briefly on W3Schools, the language used in Unity.
Figure 3: C# Tutorial (W3Schools 2023)
I found the syntax comfortable (and C++’s too), so I came to the conclusion I’d be comfortable working with either engine regardless of the language.
Due to my experience last semester and even before on gaming news websites, I knew that Unity was deemed the more natural choice for a 2D game, so I decided I would choose Unity and work with C#.
That concludes Week 2. In the next week, I will look at creating flowcharts to mind map all my code before using Unity.