If you want to learn how to make games, I'd suggest starting by learning how to make a calculator to learn how text, loops, variables, and a few other things work and then try to make a rogue-like game. One where you have to figure out how to get out of a room or something. I don't know what to do from there, because that's all I've really done.
If you are refering to me I have done tons of stuff, but not with C++. With Turing I can do lots of things. Paint programs, calculators, Pong, Space shooters and such.
Right now im working on my Zombie Mass Acres game
If you arn't talking to me then....Yes make small progs at first to get practise and master the language.