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is video game programming the right carrer for me?


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#1 unstoppable   Members   -  Reputation: 100

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 06:10 PM

hello my dream is to become a video game programmer one day. i know its not all fun and games but what are the pros and cons of having such a job. what can i do now to know whether i will like this job or not?

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#2 Atrix256   Members   -  Reputation: 510

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 06:21 PM

One thing you can do now is try it out and see how you like programming, and how you like programming games.

lots of books out there on the subject (:

#3 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 9451

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 07:32 PM

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1. what are the pros and cons of having such a job.
2. what can i do now to know whether i will like this job or not?

1. Read http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson15.htm and http://archives.igda.org/breakingin/path_programming.htm
2. You can program 4 or 5 games and see if you still like it when you're done.

-- Tom Sloper
Sloperama Productions
Making games fun and getting them done.
www.sloperama.com

Please do not PM me. My email address is easy to find, but note that I do not give private advice.




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