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Posted 27 April 2007 - 05:48 AM
Posted 27 April 2007 - 10:37 AM
Original post by RAMbrandt
I was wondering where I could find several good 'Game Programming Aptitude Tests'. Hopefully for free, but if there is a paid test that is considered very reliable, I'd like to know. Of course, I've Googled this and found supposedly useful tests, but what DO game programmers have to have in the way of 'natural' aptitudes to succeed other than the obvious 'artistic' talent to design the graphics and 'math' aptitude for the programming?
Further, if a college gives a crappy aptitude test for their game programming curriculum, does that necessarily indicate that the curriculum sucks also? There seems to be a common belief by those who love to play video games that this is a valid indicator of their ability to design games. Although I do believe there must be a motivation to 'play something fun' when you wish to go into game design and programming, the best gamesmen I've ever met simply had incredible motor skills and reflexes; he could care less about programming or even owning a computer. The last I heard of him he was managing a gas station. Is it more probable that the satisfaction from designing a game is quite different from the thrill from playing the game?
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