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spookshow 01-07-2010 04:49 AM

game desiging after studying animation?
 
I was wondering if we could pursue game designing after after studying animation. I am from a country where game designing is a relatively new field. I intend to pursue a masters in Game design. Sadly, there aren't too many institutes that offer a course in game design at a certificate or diploma level, the animation schools however are exceptionally good :)

tsloper 01-07-2010 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by spookshow (Post 17837)
I was wondering if we could pursue game designing after after studying animation.

Yes, Spoo. You can study whatever you want, whenever you want.

spookshow 01-07-2010 10:17 PM

I believe there is no programming part taught in animation, I believe game designing teaches you a bit of programming required during level design and stuff. Won't it be a bit of a struggle learning it at a later stage?

kbaxter 01-08-2010 05:26 AM

There are lots of different types of game designers, and "game designer" can mean completely different things depending on which studio you're asking. It's certainly helpful for a game designer to have basic programming knowledge, and it's probably even required at some studios, but it's not like you can't possibly work as a game designer without knowing how to program.

I would recommend learning it on your own time though! Find a language that looks interesting, and work through some tutorials. It's actually lots of fun!

spookshow 01-10-2010 08:27 AM

what are your thoughts about this course
http://www.arena-multimedia.com/game-art-n-design.html

yaustar 01-10-2010 01:46 PM

It's an art course, not a game design one.

kaiserbreath 01-11-2010 09:02 PM

Hey dude I can totally understand your position as there are no schools in Mumbai or India for that matter.I myself am looking for good game design institutes abroad (US/UK) both

Adrir 01-11-2010 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by kaiserbreath (Post 17875)
Hey dude I can totally understand your position as there are no schools in Mumbai or India for that matter.I myself am looking for good game design institutes abroad (US/UK) both

If you're looking for a postgraduate course that, strictly, actually teaches design, then I've been told Brunel University in London is very good. I don't know about the course personally, however I know UK games designer Steve Jackson (Games Workshop, Lionhead) is involved.

kaiserbreath 01-12-2010 09:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Adrir (Post 17876)
If you're looking for a postgraduate course that, strictly, actually teaches design, then I've been told Brunel University in London is very good. I don't know about the course personally, however I know UK games designer Steve Jackson (Games Workshop, Lionhead) is involved.

Hey wee bit of confusion here , you meant design as in art or game design :)
I recently also read up about a university in scotland that is industry recognized.

Thanks for the help !

Adrir 01-12-2010 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by kaiserbreath (Post 17878)
Hey wee bit of confusion here , you meant design as in art or game design

The course is called "Digital Game Theory & Design". There is no art involved [1][2].


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