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Hello! My name is Mitch. Im 17 years old and I'm from Checotah Oklahoma. I'm a senior in high school; I also attend a local vo tech for my second year where I'm enrolled in Cisco Networking Academy. My original plan was to go to OSU IT for my BS in Computer Forensics.(I already have 24 credit hours there through a program my vo tech offers. I was planning on doing this then picking up some certs and eventually becoming a Database Admin. Now I am starting to consider game development because I might enjoy it more. I currently do not have any language experience, other than a little HTML.. However, I believe I could learn. RSU Roger's State University is supposedly the only university in Oklahoma that offers a BS in GameDev. (From what I've heard) http://www.rsu.edu/academics/applied-tech/BS-GameDev.asp Now, with a program I'm in called OHLAP, I'll get full tuition payed to any college in Oklahoma. But could GameDev/GameDesign really be a realistic goal for me? I mean how hard would it be to get a decent job in the industry with a degree from some college in Oklahoma?

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Hello Mitch, you wrote:

>My original plan was to go to OSU IT for my BS in Computer Forensics.(I already have 24 credit hours there through a program my vo tech offers.
>I was planning on doing this then picking up some certs and eventually becoming a Database Admin.

I think that's a great plan.

>Now I am starting to consider game development because I might enjoy it more.

You can do that without changing your plan.

>with a program I'm in called OHLAP, I'll get full tuition payed to any college in Oklahoma.

Awesome!

>But could GameDev/GameDesign really be a realistic goal for me?

http://www.sloperama.com/advice/designprep.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson34.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson50.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson44.htm

>I mean how hard would it be to get a decent job in the industry with a degree from some college in Oklahoma?

It's hard for everybody, no matter where they study. So just drop this question, forget about it, study whatever you want and wherever you can.
http://www.igda.org/columns/gamesgame/gamesgame_Nov05.php
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson27.htm
http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson40.htm

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