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Quesiton about an acadmic major if it's related in game development in university?


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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:18 PM

I'm going to study Computing in a university which gives these courses:
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Introduction to probability & statistics
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Linear algebra
  • Data, computing and information
  • Networked living
  • Data Structures and algorithms
  • Introduction to computer graphics
  • Software development with objects
  • Putting Java to work
  • Team working
  • Operating systems concepts
  • Mobile Computing
  • Relational databases: theory and practice
  • Developing concurrent distributed systems
  • Natural and artificial intelligence
  • Using mathmatics
Is this major good for game development? If so, any advice?

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:44 PM

i am guessing "putting java to work" is intro to java programming, then object oriented programming would be development with objects. That is all you really need to have a basic understanding of the java language. From there, you will probably choose a graphic API to work with. You will be using the functions the API provides. With the understanding of the language, you should be able to look at the code and understand how each function works.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:56 PM

I'm going to study Computing in a university which gives these courses:

  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Introduction to probability & statistics
  • Discrete mathematics
  • Linear algebra
  • Data, computing and information
  • Networked living
  • Data Structures and algorithms
  • Introduction to computer graphics
  • Software development with objects
  • Putting Java to work
  • Team working
  • Operating systems concepts
  • Mobile Computing
  • Relational databases: theory and practice
  • Developing concurrent distributed systems
  • Natural and artificial intelligence
  • Using mathmatics
Is this major good for game development? If so, any advice?


My advice is this: pay special attention to Linear Algebra, almost all the concepts that they will teach you there are the ones that are applied to 3D computing.

Artificial Intelligence can help you a lot, due to that hopefully they will teach you the AI basics.

If there is one more class that I would recommend is Computational Theory, they teach you a lot about state machines, very very useful concepts in game development.

Overall it's a very decent set of courses, I think you're going to the right path. Also, never stop learning by yourself.

And never give up.




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