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Game dev career without knowing C++?

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Hello all Im just curious if in the development side of game production you can be in the thought process without knowing C++,sound editing, or a graphic designer? I would like to get into developing, but not sure what direction I need to go. One thing that really hinders my career is the fact im color blind :(

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You could become a producer, although that's often more in the management side. Alternatively, you could teach yourself C++, or some graphics tools.

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One thing that really hinders my career is the fact im color blind :(

How is that hindering your career ? Except for graphics design, it shoudn't make a difference at all in essentially all other game related sectors - programming, scripting, sound, business/management, logistics, marketing, etc.

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Um, if you want to get into the development side, you really should learn know how to program (not nessessarily with C++, but that's probably the best choice) because that's what develops it. [grin]

There are other parts of development, like writing, graphic design (before it is programmed), and music. What part of game development are you interested in?

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Im assuming the production team is broken into specific groups. Im looking for more of the idea and flow of the specific game. Im not to sure on what I should learn to advance. Seems like everywhere I look they want a C++ background.

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If game design is what you're leaning towards, you definately should learn how to program. To be able to design a game, you need to know how to implement your ideas. In some smaller game companies, the designer is also the lead programmer.

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So in a nutshell, first step is to understand c++. From there learn the project managment side of things and pull them together. Correct?

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In a general sense, yes, a knowledge of C/++ or other popular languages is a 'want' by many companies looking for team members, although it's not to say that you have to know it to end up working in such a fashion.

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It is not necessarily to know C++. But it is necessary to know how to program. Learn a language were it is easier to prototype your ideas. You can do that also in C++ but then you also must mess around many difficulties.

Python comes to mind. But if you want a C like language then choose C# or Java.

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If you want to be a developer, you must be capable of creating something. Whether that's art, or programming, or level-design, or sound composing, it's up to you what you want.

Hey, why don't you pick up a game-maker tool or a level-editor or something like that? Build a few small games or levels to get a feeling for what game-development really is. That may give you a better perspective.

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