Okay, this one’s really cool! There are so many SO MANY people I know who are really good at all the computer stuff but are not that into studies. Now, that doesn’t make them any less smarter that the people they’re studying with. There could be various reasons behind them not being able to score good.
Becoming a game developer is the ideal plan for such people. Even though the employers look for degrees and high school diploma, those are not the top requirements. The top requirement is to know the programming languages and basically, have sufficient computer science knowledge.
Video game designers often work as part of a team to create video games. They come up with the games’ concepts, characters, setting, story, and game play. Designers must work with artists and programmers t You may need to have experience working in computer science, programming, or art. In addition, you need to be creative, have the ability to tell a story, and be able to work as part of a team. You also need to understand programming languages, software programs, and 3D modeling programs. You also need the ability to spend many work hours seated and looking at a computer monitor to create the scripting language and artistic vision for a game. But that really shouldn’t be a problem if you are already a gamer!
WHAT TO DO
Designers may need a bachelor’s degree, especially if they’re planning to work for a large game studio. Although some schools offer a degree in game design, aspiring game designers can get the necessary training from computer science, software engineering, or related degree programs. The coursework for a game design program covers subjects like 2D and 3D modeling and animation, level and interface design, storyboard rendering, drawing, and scripting.
It’s important that you also play video games. As simple as it may sound, having experience and familiarity with playing video games is important. Even at a young age, being aware of popular trends in the industry and understanding advanced technology can be beneficial. Playing video games can also show you how a game is structured and can give you a chance to start thinking of ways to make improvements for when you design your own game.
Degree programs in computer game simulation provide skills in computer game development. Students learn to simulate real-life experiences within a computer environment.
A degree in computer game simulation can open up a variety of career paths both in and outside the video game industry. Some job options include programmers and designers.
Artificial Intelligence Programmer
Computer game players enjoy realistic video games and characters. The artificial intelligence programmer develops the way that characters react to in-game actions and situations. These programmers are trained to create characters who are able to learn and adapt to changing conditions and act just like an actual person would.
Video game engines store and display game graphics on the computer. An engine programmer develops ways for objects in the game to interact realistically with the player and other graphics in the game. Engine programmers also streamline the loading process to make graphics transitions seamless.
Interface designers specialize in creating game controls and determining where important information will happen on-screen without causing a disruption in game play. They are also responsible for how things realistically move and how items relate in space.
Simulation designers create simulations for use outside the video game industry. Nurses and doctors are increasingly using computer simulations to create realistic hospital situations without being in an actual hospital environment. Patients can also use simulations to learn how to perform tasks like measuring their insulin dosages. The military uses simulations to train soldiers about battle situations and tactics without endangering them on the battle field.
See? There are a lot of options in this field, and trust me, it’s good money, too. If you are doing what you love, you are going to be good at it. Just remember that patience and perseverance are keys to a successful career. And something as cool as this should not be given up on.