Game Design or Game Programmer?

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  1. Exkorath
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    hello, so i want to make games in general but idk what to do in it. i want to come up with the basic concept and storyline, multiplayer, characters, etc for the game but i also want to make the graphics and surroundings and stuff. Of course this will be my major in college. so what i'm asking is what should i major in. Also is there a way i can start making my own basic little games by learning a programming language right now?
     
  2. Hells Malice

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    You could major in learning how to spell college.
     
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  3. Exkorath
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    And i'm pretty sure this is the internet and not grammar school, so i don't think i need to give a shit about the way i spell. Everyone spells like shit on the internet because it isn't an essay.





    ( i want some pumpkin pie )
     
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  4. Snailface

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    Follow this guide to learn how to prepare your computer for DS programming.
    http://gbatemp.net/t...ent-on-windows/

    This is one of many sites that teach actual programming.
    http://www.cprogramm...m/tutorial.html
    or google 'c programming books' (recommended)

    After you get familiar with the basics of C, look at the example programs in devkitPro to see how C is used in actual DS programs. Start by changing lines here and there to see what happens. Eventually start building things from scratch when you have a game idea of your own. The most important thing to know is be patient and don't give up if things don't go your way.
     
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    Well from what I've seen good programmers are rarer. However if you don't care enough to spell, you're going to be a terrible programmer. One typo or misspelling can fuck up your entire program.
     
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    Speaking of Game Designing and Programming, where would "Game Simulation Arts" fall into? I want to have a part in the video game production, but I'm not so sure about the whole programming and texturing thing. I'm a musician, free runner, and I'm pretty much very "artsy."

    In a brochure of the college I'm going to, a student was interviewed and there was a picture of him wearing the blue motion capture uniform with Simulation Arts being his major, which is something I've always wanted to try. Just curious. :P

    The college I'm attending is the only college in my state, or even within a few states range I believe, that has that major, specifically. Every other college I looked at recommended graphic design. I'm not really fond of making posters, banners, etc.

    EDIT: I plan on visiting the campus again in a few months, but if you guys know anything at the moment, go ahead and let me know.
     
  7. Exkorath
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    Rarer isn't a word.....
     
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    Yeah it is.
     
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    yeah, it should be Morer Rare
     
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  10. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    Rarer is a word, it just sounds awkward after 'are'. Too many consecutive r's -- it sounds wrong but isn't grammatically incorrect.
     
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    Hey guys I made a 4th grade typo, so now i'm going to talk about how no one cares about spelling on the internet.

    Then proceed to complain about words that aren't wrong.
     
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    Irony?
     
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  13. Exkorath
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    Now i am going to watch some smallville and play some yu-gi-oh. Also thank you Snailface :)
     
  14. Ammako

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    This is absolutely incorrect.
    I beg to differ.
     
  15. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Wants College education; can't be bothered to spell correctly.

    Good luck with that.
     
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    Hey man, I'm a canine, I'll growl if I want. :P
     
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