Hi, just found this - I hope it's ok to join in and catch up even though I'm a few weeks behind (it's not like I've got anything else to do till CV clears off!).
I've always wanted to build a proper game for years - many years ago I used to play around with a package called AMOS on the Commodore Amiga and made a few small games on there - I put them out to public domain but never did anything really big with them.
For years I've been toying with the idea of creating a 3D version of an adventure game I used to play on the ZX Spectrum - many years ago I did mention it to the guy who wrote the original game if it would be ok to recreate his game as a 3D adventure rather than just a text adventure game and got quite a nice response where he told me he'd be honoured if I did.
The game idea I have is only a basic adventure game and it pretty much consists of one simple puzzle in a single room so I guess it can't be that hard to create as a first game. I am friends with another adventure game developer on facebook and I asked him which software packages he used for his games (Dark Fall & Lost Crown) and he said both Unity and Adventure Game Creator - so I'm going to give Unity a go.
I have a bit of knowledge of coding as I have a HND in Software Engineering and am very good with computers as I'm on the autistic spectrum and have used computers since I was about 7.