So you want to break into the video game industry (you want a game biz job). First, you have to know which type of job you want -- if you don't know which you want, you need to read about the game industry and the types of jobs in it. Then you might need to make a decision. Third, you need to be qualified for the job. Fourth, you need to know how to find information and how to ask good questions (you need to not ask bad questions). Finally, we have tips for getting the job.
well like i have in my tag im new and the reason i joined was because ive been thinking of becoming a game developer or atleast getting a career in gaming. at the moment im currently working on an associates degree in computer science but im thinking of getting a bachlours degree in computer multimedia developement or web development. my question is what should i study to get into the gaming industry. can web and multimedia development work or should i get a degree in game design? im not so shore about that last one mostly because its a very specific degree and the colleges that seem to promote them arent really that good. any advice? im sure my ignorance on the subject is quite aparente so if i can get any advice or id apriciate that.
You sound like "I must to study something (degree) to become someone in the game industry!" You don't need to study at university to become a developer. Obviously studying something will help you to learn the "theory" part. But basically you need to practice a lot, after learning the concepts.
First: Decide what do you want to be... a general list -Game designer -Artist -Programmer -Level Designer -Sound Engineer / Composer -Game Tester
I suppose you want to be a programmer because you mentioned about "computer science".
So you have 2 options if you want a job ( work + money ) -Game development company -Indie game developer
If your choise is "I don't want to help making boring games like MW3!" You have two options: -Make a indie team -Join a indie team
If you want to make it, you have to know obviously How to make a game! If you want to join a team, you have to know obviously How to perfom the position
There are a lot of positions: -AI programmer -Graphics programmer -Sound programmer -Gameplay programmer -UI programmer -Network programmer And so on...
My advice Start to making small games in 2D with a specific programming language. For example: -Games with Python using Pygame -Games with C# using XNA -Games with Java -Games with C using Allegro -Games with C++ Using SFML And so on
There are a lot of tutorials around the web, and many books, ebooks, about these languages/tools/APIs.
If you need more help or information you can go to the beginners forum.