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Old 12-04-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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my son is in grade 8 and says he wants to be a video game designer. i know it's too early, but i don't have a clue about this industry and was wondering how i shud encourage my son, and what should we be looking for in terms of study options after high school.

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Old 12-04-2009, 06:28 PM   #2
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Hi PJ,
Read these:
http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson7.htm
http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/
http://sloperama.com/advice/designprep.htm
http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson12.htm
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:49 PM   #3
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and what should we be looking for in terms of study options after high school.
After high school? There's no reason he can't start now. It won't be pretty, but DaVinci didn't sit down and paint the Mona Lisa right off the bat either. Game design does not mean exclusively video games; card games, board games, sports, even elaborate scavenger hunts...

I'm not familiar with the education system in Canada, grade 8 is what age?
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:13 PM   #4
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He should start as soon as possible since this is a very difficult and competitve field. I've been writing up dozens of papers filled with game idea since I was 11.
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