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MikeTNelson94 10-13-2011 12:54 PM

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I would just like to know any helpful info on what a gameing programmer does an what classes in college would be most helpful thanks

tsloper 10-13-2011 01:32 PM

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Mike, read these (in addition to the links I gave you in the other thread):
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson15.htm
http://archive.gamedev.net/reference/start_here/
http://www.gamedev.net/index.php?app...ion=rules&f=31
http://www.gamefromscratch.com/post/...developer.aspx

Serapth 10-14-2011 10:26 AM

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If you are looking at the education route, let me highly suggest you do not attend a game specific school. You are pigeon holing yourself to a degree that is extremely risk when it comes to job prospects. If you couldn't find a job in the games industry you will have a heck of a time finding a job in a general programming industry. Back when I was in a position to hire I frankly wouldn't interview these candidates at all as it becomes quite obvious up front that their heart isn't in it. On the opposite side of the coin, generally a college or university degree is sufficient to be considered for a game position, so I don't think a game specific degree gives you any real upside.

Now if you are in an area where game development jobs are abundant ( does such a local even exist? ) you may disregard my advice.


Now if you are just looking for general course guidelines and not looking to get a degree, it all depends on your experience level. Any introductory programming course will do if you have no prior experience. In my experience though, academia does a pretty poor job of teaching programming.


Hey Tom, just want to point out that threads that are old are still bolded for some reason, that's why I ended up posting in what were otherwise old threads, no clue why.

tsloper 10-14-2011 07:00 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Serapth (Post 26639)
Hey Tom, just want to point out that threads that are old are still bolded for some reason, that's why I ended up posting in what were otherwise old threads, no clue why.

I do. Probably bumped by spammers (and you don't see the deleted spam or the deleted spammer). Don't worry about it. I just figured it's a good idea to close old threads when they get necro'd. Newcomers can always start new threads.

MikeTNelson94 10-17-2011 02:06 PM

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Well currently im looking up in syracuse ny at itt tech ive been talking with them an they say them have a good introductory programs that could really help me out so what classes should i take out of that an also how do i start to get in touch with game companies?

tsloper 10-17-2011 06:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MikeTNelson94 (Post 26679)
1. what classes should i take
2. how do i start to get in touch with game companies?

1. Whatever classes are required to get a Computer Science degree (since your aspiration is to become a game programmer).
2. You asked this question in your other thread too, and I answered it there.


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