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Old 11-03-2009, 02:58 AM   #1
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From my childhood, I used to waste most of my time enjoying online games and at the same time used to dream about creating game software and earning from it. Need your suggestions on what all is needed for this?
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:26 AM   #2
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What skills do you currently have? Can you program? Draw? Design?
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:09 AM   #3
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julianharry/marrysuu wrote:
>From my childhood, I ... used to dream about creating game software and earning from it. Need your suggestions on what all is needed for this?
>I have completed my high school and know a little bit of programming which I did in school.

Julian Marry, you need to choose a focus. What is your skill? What do you enjoy doing (besides playing games)? Read these:
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson7.htm (choose a specialty)
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson34.htm (choose a degree)
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson25.htm (choose a university)

You've been reading and posting (using various names) on these forums for long enough -- you should already have seen these links before. If you are truly serious about wanting to work in games, you need to follow the links you are given and do the reading.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:09 AM   #4
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Thanks for providing the info. I would definitely look into it.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:31 AM   #5
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I looked into it and found it quite informative but I am planning for a career in game designing. Is it sufficient to have bright career to have knowledge about it and not having some specific degree in this field?
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:42 AM   #6
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1. I looked into it and found it quite informative but I am planning for a career in game designing.
2. Is it sufficient to have bright career to have knowledge about it and not having some specific degree in this field?
1. Why is the word "but" in that sentence? Did you not find http://www.sloperama.com/advice/designprep.htm ?
2. Read http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson49.htm
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:14 AM   #7
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I am a bit confused whether is it not important to earn a degree in this field from job perspective? Employers prefer degree holders or they just look at the knowledge and experience? Please help me to solve this dilemma.
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Game Design degrees are not usually highly rated by companies but they will generally like degree holders, it just doesn't have to be in Game Design. Basically:

Experience > Degree > Knowledge
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You will be very hard pressed to get your CV or resume through the HR filter or stand out from any of the other applications without a degree. Especially if the job specifically asks for graduates.
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I am a bit confused whether is it not important to earn a degree in this field from job perspective? Employers prefer degree holders or they just look at the knowledge and experience? Please help me to solve this dilemma.
Julian Marry, I'm repeating what I said before because you do not appear to have paid attention to it before. You still have not said specifically what "this field" is -- are you talking about programming? What is your skill? What do you enjoy doing (besides playing games)? Read these:
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson7.htm (choose a specialty)
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson34.htm (choose a degree)
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson25.htm (choose a university)
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/entry65.htm (ask questions in a better way)

You've been reading and posting on these forums for long enough -- you should already have seen these links before. If you are truly serious about wanting to work in games, you need to follow the links you are given and do the reading.
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