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hay, im only 15 but since he age of 11 i have always wanted to make games. I think its time to get started , so can any of you lot out there list the main jobs, what i have to do in the job and what the best one. I use mmf 1.5 if that helps, i live in the UK so can you also point me in the right direction for courses or what i have to do the study to work in games development. thanks mike

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Get a degree in programming. From now until then you can learn how to program and make games constantly. By the time you graduate with you r degree, you should have a couple of good game demos as well as your degree. This will give you the best chance to make it. And if you can''t get into game development right away, the degree will let you do work in any branch of the software industry.



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then make it fast.

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ok thanks that all helps, do you think that games programing or 3d modeling is the best path? p.s mmf is multi media fusion its good you should try it if you want to make games and you dont no any programing. go to www.clickteam.com

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Go through college, preferably with a computing A-level in there. After college there are several universities in the UK that offer courses spificly for Games Programming or other aspects of games production, I got mine from the university of Teesside but there are others, look around.

I guessing mmf is Macromedia Flash, not the best games tool around but its the only one I can think of that mmf fits.

You might want to switch to C/C++, if you want to develop games you'll have to learn to program unless its just the Graphics or something you want to do.

[edited by - Naku on September 4, 2003 2:16:19 PM]

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Or Software Engineering. If you want to do programming. If you want to do game art/concept art, then look into more multimedia specific courses+graphics programming.



First make it work,
then make it fast.

--Brian Kernighan

"The problems of this world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men and women who can dream of things that never were." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy(35th US President)

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ok thanks that all helps, do you think that games programing or 3d modeling is the best path? p.s mmf is multi media fusion its good you should try it if you want to make games and you dont no any programing. go to www.clickteam.com


Multimedia fusion (along with all other clickteam gamer creation tools) is entirely useless if you''re at all serious. Learn a programming language (C++ is good, most people know about it and can help you), but the language is up to you. Then you''ll need to learn a graphics and sound API, like OpenGL/OpenAL or DirectX, or SDL.

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You sound exactly like me lol. Programming has been an interest of mine since I was pretty young too and im 15 now. Id also reccomend c++ to you for a start as far as programming language, everyone says its the standart these days. Just remember its going to take some major devotion if you want to make a good 3d game completly by yourself but Ill probably try if I''m ever that good lol. Good luck.

-ima newb

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