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#1 agari   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 17 December 2001 - 06:12 PM

Hello! I wanted to know can I become a game dev if I took a major in software engineering? Thanks and Eid Mubarak, Merry Christmas

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#2 BeerNutts   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2944

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Posted 18 December 2001 - 04:07 AM

You can major in Garbage disposal and become a game developer.

Seriously, Yes, Software Engineering is a part of Game development (since Game Development is a large part software), but it really doesn''t matter what you majored in as long as you can produce good, well written, and working game code (at a high level). But it will help with your resume if it says Software Engineering over Garbage Disposal

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#3 eXperto   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 18 December 2001 - 05:07 AM

Kol sana wenta tayeb...
I think taking software engineering as your major will help you a lot if you''re interested in game development from a view point of a game designer or even programming... coz game development is considered a very complex task that will need software engineering approaches to solve...

For example i think of game programming in bottom-up manner... a software engineering concept...

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Posted 18 December 2001 - 06:40 AM

Also just think. Andre Lamonth the author of windows game programming and many other books. Also majored in electrical engineering and math.

If you want to do 3d game programming and write your own enginge i would try to take as many math classes as possible. Things like vector calculas and linear algebra.

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Posted 18 December 2001 - 07:05 AM

I read once about two game developers who quit their practice as doctors in order to start making games. How bout them apples? And by the way, your major in college really doesn't decide squat what you'll do in life, trust me. There are so many positions held by people who majored in something totally different, like a business CEO who was a psych major or something.

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#6 agari   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 19 December 2001 - 03:59 PM

Oh ok thanks guys
Now I can rest for another year :D

#7 gmcbay   Members   -  Reputation: 130

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Posted 19 December 2001 - 04:16 PM

You must be talking about Bioware? Creators of Baldur''s Gate, Neverwinter Nights, etc..

To be slightly ontopic...A degree in software engineering isnt required to become a game developer, but the knowledge you''ll hopefully get while earning that degree will be very helpful.


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Posted 19 December 2001 - 06:00 PM

Once you have your software engineering degree, you''ll likely find that there''s more money to be made writing business apps. More money, fewer hours. Then you can write games in your free time.




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