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Old 10-25-2007, 02:45 PM   #1
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Question I need some advice please and thank you!

I am a senior at my high school and a spokeswoman from UAT came into my desktop publishing class, describing the campus and their features, and so on. I am an avid gamer geek, and right now into Call of Duty 3 for the x box online. Anyway, I'm not much of an artist, in fact, my art work is appalling. Maybe not that bad, but it's not impressive. I want to take my passion for gaming to the next level, and by that, I mean I want to go into game design, but am uncertain due to my lack of art skills. The advice I am asking for is simply this: Due to a lack of art skills, is gaming design still an option for me?

note: I'm still unaware of the game designing field, and am searching for as much information as I possibly can about it.

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Old 10-25-2007, 06:56 PM   #2
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I don't think traditional art (drawing,painting and such) is that necessary for a game designer. Since a game designer is not the same as an artist.
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:03 PM   #3
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Well I get the point that it technically will not be primarily focused on that kind of art. But like I said, I'm still researching game design and what I can possibly pursure in that area; in terms of a degree or sort. Thank you for posting a reply. It helps.
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I know one thing that has been suggested in these forums and I hear a lot. Is make mods. Or levels for games. Unreal Tournament, Half-Life, Never winter nights. Those kind of things.
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Old 10-29-2007, 04:42 AM   #5
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Can I recommend some resources on this site you may not have seen yet?

http://gamecareerguide.com/getting_started/

Start at the Getting Started page. Read the FAQs for High School Students, and maybe also ready "Game Design: An Introduction" and "Game Production: An Introduction."
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