What is the best place to study Game Developer

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  1. Soplox
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    As you read I need a bit of orientation I wanted to be a Game Developer but what is the best place to study that since I live in Puerto Rico. I can move to USA but not very high cuz the cold. Can someone recommend me one?

    Thanks!
     


  2. Soplox
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    anyone?
     
  3. Edgedancer

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    Mate, wait a while before you bump the post. It was only six minutes. As for a course to take, assuming you are still in school go to a carrers councilour or something and ask there.
     
  4. Soplox
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    i'm out of school since 2007
     
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    make sure its what you really want to do, its actually far more boring than you may think.
     
  7. Moots

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    Yeah its not all "Lets make a kick ass game with this and this and we should do this"

    Its alot of monotonous boring computer work.
     
  8. Edgedancer

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    Or in 2D realms case, sitting around, twiddling your thumbs.
     
  9. dinofan01

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    badump chhh.

    2d realms just got pwned!
     
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    If I remember right there are quite a few places in Florida like Full Sail.
     
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    If 3D Realms couldn't make it, what chance does 2D Realms have?
     
  12. Edgedancer

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    Thanks for that. Considering I just changed my user title you can now have "Whats a brother got to do to pacify a bitch."
     
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    Full Sail University
     
  14. Da Foxx

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    They are a lot of books out there in the market. I suggest you pick them up as a hobbies and decide if that is what you want to do. They are also different departments to creating video games. Programming, designer, developer, and etc. So decide which one you want to go into.
     
  15. FAST6191

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    Not a game developer here but when hiring programmers we generally go for those coming from a maths/physics/electronics background rather than straight up computer science.

    You also have to remember that most "game developer" courses are dangerously close to the "trendy course" side of things and while you probably will learn something useful anything you get will likely be overshadowed by someone with an electronics, physics or maths background.
    Remember you can also bias your courses towards things you like/want to do.
     
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    Really?? 0.o
    wow

    Is programing/develop games really that boring as the other said??
     
  17. Edgedancer

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    Way to bump a majorly old thread... and I actually posted in it. Wow.
    Anyway, yes, game design is often a course that gamers go into because its something they are interested in. It is often not the best way to get into design. From my years on the forum, I will give you one piece of advice. Consider what FAST6191 says as fact because he is by far one of the most knowledgeable figures on the site.
     
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    Ok thanks man
     
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  20. mooiweer

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    good question [​IMG] i would too, but for what i miss is the high numbers of scores at college. what i do is dig as many good games as possible. now i've a few hundreds games on my notebook, and a big hundred on console. i try to 'pull' from difference in gameplay, and maybe workout an type of 'gamemaster' creation to play games/mission. setup a kinda rulebook of a bigger 'game' than only one game, write down notes and see if i could bring it tighter/close (in the beginning just for a few rounds. find some presentation tools and more. find space for a little win/lose point. i'm not sure if its gonna work. but i keep on it, and hope to keep growing along the way as to find good things to create maybe i'll meet other persons who might help or like something about it . (maybe when i reach the very old age we have a great game hour at the retirement [​IMG] good luck