Why becoming a game programmer?,
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Posted 22 January 2000 - 09:48 AM
Hey, I''m a teenager, and I''m friends with a lot of girls (heck, I''m friends with all the good-looking girls). Everyone from around like, 13 to 17.
Besides, how many "sweaty nerds" know karate and martial arts (I think I qualify for a brown belt, at least on the Judo standard).
Keep in mind that not all "nerds" are like what you see some movies. Sometimes the only thing we share is our knowledge of math, and our ability to program.
Posted 22 January 2000 - 10:19 AM
Its not the money - most people I know with similar skills & qualifications earn more...
It IS the lifestyle I want. I don''t wear a suit, I don''t have to arrive on the dot of 9am, and I get to do something I really like doing all day.
Personally, if I am making enough money to live, and I''m *happy* - then I''m a winner. I know heaps of people that are unhappy in their jobs, or just can''t take the 9-5 drudge, and I know how much more relaxed I am than them.
(except at RTM time, when things get a little crazy!)
This doesnt mean you have to be a games programmer to be happy, but for some people (like myself) - it''s the perfect job.
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Posted 22 January 2000 - 07:13 PM
For me, the ultimate goal of a career is to get paid for what you love doing. This is exactly what a game programming career is. I get to work with people who are just like me on projects that are incredible.
Face it, when I go to work, I don''t have to deal with suits telling me to cut my hair or wear better clothes. Hell, my boss who is the owner of the company wears jeans and a T-shirt (just like me).
Also, I get to work with technology that no one outside of the game industry can. How else can you program for the Dreamcast?
And as far as the money issue goes. Who the Hell cares? I get paid very well for doing something that I would do anyway. And this way, I can devote all my energies toward game programming. Far more energy I could if I had to spend all day programming some "Intranet Solution."
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Posted 27 January 2000 - 09:16 PM
I''m not trying to deture any one from game programming just trying to make sure everyone keeps there eyes open and not blinkered.
As I said just my $0.02 or seeing as I''m from the UK that should be 0.02p!
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Posted 28 January 2000 - 12:25 PM