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The-Bleh-Bleh

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#1 11 years ago

YES. Thats my dream job, I don't know what I'd do, and yes its early to be thiniking about it but... what kind of education do you need... I'm talking about possibly game design (the coding portion probably), C++ apps, something like that. SO there has to be lots of people here who have experience with this. To get a decent job what do you need to go through. You dont have to be specific, just like how much college, or grad school, whateva. HMMM




ConstanceJill

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#2 11 years ago

Coding is boring :/ Designing (I hope I'm using the right word :hmm: ... well, what's about the conceptual part ^^ ... ) is much more fun. Can't tell you what kind of studies exactly you are supposed to follow anyway. Sorry.




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#3 11 years ago

I want to be a speaker on the radio and a DJ. I have a beutiful voice so I am already one step ahed... Also my musical knowledge is pretty wide...




The-Bleh-Bleh

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#4 11 years ago

Ya it would be boring to code probably... I wish there was some kind of job (with pay) where you could really work with a range of things... Modelling, coding, everything. I've touched them all with my spare time, nothign serious though. Mainly playing around with mike overmars gamemaker. Its pretty fun.... edit: OH YES GO BLENDER!




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#5 11 years ago

I'm exactly the opposite. I love programming. Your first step to programming is to be able to think logically. That's what programming is.. logic. You have to be able to problem solve and think things out thoroughly on paper and in some cases in your head.

You should also take some math classes, Algebra and some minor trig stuff, just to get the concepts down.

If you want to get into 3D modelling and animation you will need to start out with a basic art class then move to a class specifically for computer 3D modelling . For the programming aspect, in high school take as many computer courses as you can. For example, when I was a freshman, I took computer applications. This was a basic computer use course (I really didn't need the course as I knew my way in and out of the operating system by that age). My sophomore year, I took Academic Programming. This course included some excel programming, binary, and mostly Visual Basic. As a senior (i'm a senior now, but I took the course last semester), I took Accelerated Programming which was C++.

Taking all of these programming and computer courses helps make you a more rounded person in the computer field. I'll tell you that I never took a PHP course, but because of my knowledge of computers, C++ and VB I have PHP inherited, too.

As far as college goes, if you want to specialize in game design.. well.. major in computer software engineering with a minor in some game creation field.

Good luck :)

Edit: It's possible but not likely to get a very well paying job in the software engineering field without a degree. I will tell you that I can do a lot of stuff graduates can do, but if we were competing for a job, he'd get the job. So in my circumstances.. the degree that I am going to get would only serve as a certification more than anything.

Edit Edit: w00t! 2,800 posts!




The-Bleh-Bleh

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#6 11 years ago

Nice I'm a freshman, and I might be able to take C++ next year, because im a year ahead in math. usually its a junior class so im happy...




Fear-No-Evil

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#7 11 years ago

Ugh, programming. I couldn't even manage using Flash Action Script. The amount of new code that conflicts with old code you've forgotten even existed... urgh. But then again, I suppose C++ is alot more safe, if a bazillion times more complex. I'm with Jill. It's much more fun envisioning the games then it is coding them. I can't tell you how much I wish I could draw... but I write instead. I tell you what the tapestry has on it, you bloody well make the damn thing!




The-Bleh-Bleh

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#8 11 years ago

OOPS oh yes i mean the code i might learn is C#... thing is i dont heaer about it much, is it less common, better/worse, just different libraries? I think C# is my only choice anyway, im in a small private school with only 100 people.




SVD_Sniper

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#9 11 years ago

If you have no coding experience id reccomend Pascal, its designed to teach you good practice. That or VB which teaches you bad practice but is easy to make a quick thing that *usually* works.

I like the way you solve nearly all your problems logically and analytically. Its damn helpfull to be pretty numerate too. But you are. So good.

C++ is pretty much the best all round language (that is quite contraversial) and c# is pretty similar fundamentally.




The-Bleh-Bleh

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#10 11 years ago

Ty sniper =) Ill look into pascal today or over the weekend =)

EDIT eeps already nearing 100 posts...