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Synkronize 06-25-2012 10:28 PM

The gaming industry.
 
Hi, New here but i just have a few questions.
What is the industry like?
Is there a chance that i would ever be able to find a job?
I live in Florida would i probably have to relocate to like Cali or something o.O?
Also is a game Designer an actual designer like with drawings or is it coding to as it sounds interesting but i am not much of an arts person.

I've heard that a Game programmer degree means nothing?

If i wanted to know where to get started on learning some programming as i have no clue but i have heard of C and C+ and C++ where would i go?

And just an additional has any one heard of the Grad program FIEA any opinions on it?

tsloper 06-26-2012 05:53 AM

Re: The gaming industry.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Synkronize (Post 28488)
2. Is there a chance that i would ever be able to find a job?
3. I live in Florida would i probably have to relocate to like Cali or something o.O?
4. Also is a game Designer an actual designer like with drawings or is it coding to as it sounds interesting but i am not much of an arts person.
5. I've heard that a Game programmer degree means nothing?
6. If i wanted to know where to get started on learning some programming as i have no clue but i have heard of C and C+ and C++ where would i go?

Hello Syn, sorry that I didn't know what to do with your questions 1 and 7.

2. Yes. Read http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson50.htm
(Note: the webhost may be experiencing technical difficulties at the moment; if it doesn't appear properly, just try later.)
But you need to improve your typing skills (especially, you need to use the Shift key whenever you type the word "I").

3. Maybe. Check gamedevmap and gameindustrymap, and read http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson27.htm

4. Read http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson14.htm and
http://www.creativeskillset.org/game...cle_4724_1.asp
and
http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/path_design.htm

5. What idiot told you that?

6. You would take classes. Your high school might offer some, or you could take some in college. If you really want to learn programming.

yaustar 06-26-2012 06:04 AM

Re: The gaming industry.
 
Q. What is the industry like?
A. It is an industry where every day you can be doing something new and exciting. However, the rewards can be very few and the hours very long. This isn't a hard and fast rule though.

Q. Is there a chance that i would ever be able to find a job?
A. There is always a chance. It ultimately comes down to you.

Q. I live in Florida would i probably have to relocate to like Cali or something o.O?
A. You have to move where the job(s) are. http://www.gamedevmap.com

Q. Also is a game Designer an actual designer like with drawings or is it coding to as it sounds interesting but i am not much of an arts person.
A. http://www.creativeskillset.org/games/careers/profiles/

Q. I've heard that a Game programmer degree means nothing?
A. You may have heard that but it doesn't mean it is strictly correct.

Q. If i wanted to know where to get started on learning some programming as i have no clue but i have heard of C and C+ and C++ where would i go?
A. C+ doesn't exist. Otherwise: http://www.gamedev.net/page/index.html


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