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Farbodkain

Help Game Programming Become My Job for Living

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hello everyone i read a lot of topic related to my issue. but none of them help me out so i decide to create new topic and i know all of u saw similar topic thousand time and sorry for that but i really hope someone here can help me to choose best path.
let me tell a few thing about my self.im graduated from university with not good rank and not related to computer and game science at all. i have big problem in my life ,fortunately is solved and now i have full time. i'm a little old (i think ) 27.i had MCSE MCSA MCDBA MCTS from Microsoft. and my job right now is design network infrastructure but i Love Video Game. i played Game a lot. i Read Game A lot.i eat game a lot [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img].i love programming too. i programmed with Ruby with metasploit framework if u know about it and a little bit experience of C# and .net programming. unfortunately i lived in restricted country and low knowledge about game industry but im ready move to another country to learn and get experience in this field.
anyway what do u think ,what am i doing?
i have to go university again?
which university better for me with my age issue and money too?
can i enter to this industry without university degree?
any academy or something like#Microsoft certificate# exist to help me ?

at end sorry for bad english and beforhand thanks to anyone help me.
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[quote name='Farbodkain' timestamp='1338738666' post='4945831']
1. i read a lot of topic related to my issue. but none of them help me out
2. i really hope someone here can help me to choose best path.
3.a. im graduated from university with not good rank and not related to computer and game science at all.
i have to go university again?
3.b. can i enter to this industry without university degree?
4. i'm a little old (i think ) 27.
5. i lived in restricted country and low knowledge about game industry but im ready move to another country to learn and get experience in this field.
6. which university better for me with my age issue and money too?
7. any academy or something like#Microsoft certificate# exist to help me ?
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1. Okay, but have you read the FAQs here yet?
2. You have to make your own decision. A good method for decision-making is the "decision grid." See the FAQs.
3.a. No, you don't have to. But if you want to learn, school is a very good place to do it.
3.b. Yes, you can.
4. Read the FAQs.
5. You need to move and obtain legal work status before anybody will hire you. Read the FAQs.
6. You have to make a short list, then decide for yourself, using a decision grid.
7. You don't need more certificates. You need to build a portfolio (start making game-related stuff).
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thanks for you answer but i dont see FAQ .can u give me link please.
i saw a few topic about game programming in forum.
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[quote name='Farbodkain' timestamp='1338743620' post='4945850']
thanks for you answer but i dont see FAQ .can u give me link please.
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Click your browser's Back button until you are on the Breaking In forum's main page. Look at upper right side for the FAQs link. I regret that you cannot see the FAQs link from this page you are viewing, but I cannot change that.
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thank u so much
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[size="2"][color="#777777"]i read FAQ [/color][/size]
[size="2"][color="#777777"]what do u think about this course and University[/color][/size]

[url="http://www.limkokwing.net/malaysia/courses/bachelor_of_science_hons_in_games_technology/"][size="2"][color="#777777"]Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Games Technology[/color][/size][/url]

i think is so better to get Degree and then enter to This indusrty but i try to find good universty but not in US.
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