Hello all, I'm pretty new to programming and game development but I'm currently studying computer science at FSU and am just working on a project on that side that I hope to put on my resume one day... Any and all advice would be welcome! I made a quick, shitty, little dev vlog where I just spliced a few of the features I've added into a single video.
Please leave a comment if you have any words of encouragement or advice!
I would like to know what the limits of updates are can an update change everything in a game example lets say i want to make a graphics update could i make graphics that look like GTA San Andreas look like GTA 5 graphics or is that impossable?
Thinking about improving strategy/survival web/app based game with some action in it. Because leveling up the infrastructure, gathering resources, etc, is getting bored. To be more specific it's a survival game, based on astronomy, trying to save planet, etc.
So the "fighting" model doesn't fit here, because there are no dragons on the planets :))) Either its a co-op based, so PvP also doesn't fit.
Thinking about some puzzles solving at some point of game or turn-based/event-based dissasters handling... Stuck there
What do you think ?
Looking for some recommendations for apps that help plan/organize classes and methods for a project (something like xmind but for programming). Also Looking for good app beyond GitHub for project coordination.
I'm hoping to find some knowledgeable and experienced persons that are able to in some way answer my questions in the slightest. I live in Canada, and our education system is different than Americas. Here in Canada starting at Grade 11 we are forced to choose either College level classes or University level classes. As you can guess, if we choose the easier college classes, we are forced to have to attend college where we can ONLY receive A. Diploma B. Advanced Diploma. If you attend Uni of course you are given a degree at the end of your four years. Also note than College courses in Canada are like 1-2yrs in length and are more of a, "Hands on", "Find work right away" approach to things.
So now that I've explained my situation, my question comes next. If I attend one of my Colleges and receive an Advanced Diploma, will I still be able to obtain good Game Dev jobs in America? This is 2 years I could take to make impressive portfolios to show companies what I have. But I fear that a diploma will cause trouble due to all the degrees required these days. In Canada I could find a job with a diploma no issue. But in the states how will they treat my Advanced Diploma? I want to move to America no questions asked so if anyone could help me in any way that would be great. I have spent months searching without any answers. I've even called my school and they have no idea what to say.
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Also if you have ever had the position of hiring new game programmers, whats your opinion on my situation and whats my best chance of getting hired coming from Canada with an Advanced Diploma?