I have a basic level of programming knowledge, gained trough high-school classes and personal interest and also understand certain game design patterns like game loops, collision detection etc.
My problem is, i don`t understand how to get started with making games without falling in a gap, between tutorials that just cover the basics, that i already know and understand and tutorials that are to complicated for me.
For example, today i got a little gameloop and implemented a graphical output. Than, when i tried to implement a buffer i failed, because i simply didn`t understood where to put it in my existing system.
What would you recommend someone in my situation ? Should i start from zero or are there other certain techniques for learning ?