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Randysgamecorner 03-31-2012 08:17 PM

Help/questions.
 
Hello, my name is Randy (as you can tell VIA username).
I'm 17 years old and a Junior in high school, I've been a huge gamer, probably since the age of 5 when I could hold a controller and follow / read the directions of what needed to be done in the game. As I grew older more complex games began to interest me, more complicated, like any MMO with an economy. I'm horrible at math if you you aren't holding my attention where as in games where 90% of my life attention is spent on it I can very well pay attention to in game mathematics. Anyways, I'm young and originally I wanted to go into a field of Forensic science for a good 4 years, but over the past, I'd say 6-12 month period I've got more into gaming and wanted to pursue a career in gaming (mostly MMO or RPG like gaming). But I have no idea what choice to make I wanted to learn the C++ scripting language but as it may seem difficult and I may not enjoy it, I wanted some feed back on what other gaming career I should pursue, anything you (the public) would find interesting. Please write back or send me a message, I'd love to hear back from anybody who can help or give me any sort of advice about where I should begin.
Thank you, RandysGameCorner.

tsloper 03-31-2012 08:37 PM

Re: Help/questions.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Randysgamecorner (Post 28158)
1. [I want] to pursue a career in [games]. But I have no idea what choice to make
2. I wanted to learn the C++ scripting language but as it may seem difficult and I may not enjoy it, I wanted some feed back on what other gaming career I should pursue,
3. anything you (the public) would find interesting.

1. First, read about the various career types in games. Then, read about how to make a decision.
http://www.skillset.org/games/careers/profiles/
http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/career_paths.htm
http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson7.htm
http://sloperama.com/advice/m70.htm

2. We can't decide that for you. It's YOUR life.

3. What?

Randysgamecorner 03-31-2012 08:51 PM

Re: Help/questions.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tsloper (Post 28159)
1. First, read about the various career types in games. Then, read about how to make a decision.
http://www.skillset.org/games/careers/profiles/
http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/career_paths.htm
http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson7.htm
http://sloperama.com/advice/m70.htm

2. We can't decide that for you. It's YOUR life.

3. What?

For 3 it is just a continuation of 2, asking anybody for any advice on something that may interest someone who is into MMORPG, RPG type gaming, and looking for a career in that sort of field.

Destin Bales 04-02-2012 12:36 PM

Re: Help/questions.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Randysgamecorner (Post 28158)
Hello, my name is Randy (as you can tell VIA username).
I'm 17 years old and a Junior in high school, I've been a huge gamer, probably since the age of 5 when I could hold a controller and follow / read the directions of what needed to be done in the game. As I grew older more complex games began to interest me, more complicated, like any MMO with an economy. I'm horrible at math if you you aren't holding my attention where as in games where 90% of my life attention is spent on it I can very well pay attention to in game mathematics. Anyways, I'm young and originally I wanted to go into a field of Forensic science for a good 4 years, but over the past, I'd say 6-12 month period I've got more into gaming and wanted to pursue a career in gaming (mostly MMO or RPG like gaming). But I have no idea what choice to make I wanted to learn the C++ scripting language but as it may seem difficult and I may not enjoy it, I wanted some feed back on what other gaming career I should pursue, anything you (the public) would find interesting. Please write back or send me a message, I'd love to hear back from anybody who can help or give me any sort of advice about where I should begin.
Thank you, RandysGameCorner.

Hi Randy,

There is a free online Stanford course on Programming Methodology that will likely help you decide if programming is for you or not. It's a great course that includes video lectures on YouTube and all the necessary programs and info online for free. Check it out here: http://see.stanford.edu/see/coursein...a-866adcae1111

To help you with the bigger picture, understanding the industry and what choices you have available to you, take a look at www.ineedtomakegames.com

Good luck! There is a ton you can do right now to get started on your career.

Best,

Destin

N1V35H 04-17-2012 04:00 AM

Re: Help/questions.
 
I'm stuck like you. Even I'm not able to decide which career in gaming I should take. Have already read 'bout different types of designing.


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