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Old 10-13-2011, 12:50 PM   #1
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Im going to college next year an would like to know if there are any classes that i could take that could help me out an if to get into more into detail on what a game designer is required to do
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:33 PM   #2
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Mike, you're cross-posting this all over the place.
I answered this question in your first thread in "Getting Started."
But you can also read this:
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson14.htm
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:03 PM   #3
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Lol ik im just trying to get my word out ive read those links you sent me an they were very helpful but im still unclear about a couple of things. Do i need to be very good at art like i would like to become a story designer i believe creating a engaging story is one of the mosty important parts in a games an also im unclear on what classes in college i should take like a programming cousre or computer science course?
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:00 PM   #4
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Lol ik
1. Do i need to be very good at art
2. like i would like to become a story designer
3. im unclear on what classes in college i should take like a programming cousre or computer science course?
1. You do not need to be an artist to become a game programmer. You do not need to be a game programmer to become a game designer. It's called "specialization." You need to read about the careers in games, and pick one. See links below.
2. You are not a good writer. Lol ik
3. If you want to be a game programmer, the best recommendation is to get a Computer Science degree.

Here are those links. YOU NEED TO READ THEM.

http://www.skillset.org/games/careers/profiles/
http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/career_paths.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson7.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson34.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/m70.htm
http://gamecareerguide.com/getting_started/
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:05 PM   #5
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Lol ik ive been reading them an theyve been very helpful im just trying to pinpoint what would be best for me. My cousin is a graphic designer an i thought id be good at level design but idk im just trying to get involved an start looking around an get into the buisness
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Lol ik ive been reading them an theyve been very helpful im just trying to pinpoint what would be best for me...
First, search your soul and learn about yourself.
Get an idea of what your interests are, and what you can apply yourself to for the long haul.
Then you might need to make a decision grid.
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/m70.htm
BTW: lol ik 2u2
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:40 AM   #7
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Hello,

I think architecture courses would be the best choice in your case.

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