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.
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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?
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?
How do you feel about having computer controlled players holding a place in the top 100 list?
In a competitive game I am thinking about, players can combat each other to grow their character as well as fight computer controlled characters. But when the players look at the rankings, should they NPC accounts be included.
Without the NPC in the rankings, you could see that you are ranked #19, the player in #18 place is stronger than you by 5 levels, but when you go to fight the other characters that are your level, you cannot see #18 because he is too strong, so all you fight are the NPC and players weaker than you but with in your attack range. This could be misleading to the player as they feel they are stronger than they really are.
And with NPC accounts in the rankings, player can really see how they rank up to other accounts that are as strong as them. They can see how many accounts stand between them and the next rank.
On a side note, some NPC accounts are marked as NPC while others are not.
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