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AndyUK

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27th January, 2004 at 07:28:45 -

On my course at college i sucked at most parts except the website design
i would have to move to london to get a job because my town is too small to have jobs like that.
so im just doing factory work for now.

 
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27th January, 2004 at 08:05:44 -

Although acheiving sufficient grades for software development at my nearest college it all just seems like too much of a hassle. Having to do part time work whilst studying and maintaining a social life? It's probably not as bad as I imagine but all my college mates are like 'it sucks' but thats cos they do boring stuff like mechanics (no offence to any mechanincs out there) lol. Plus the university game dev course is like 4 years long PLUS UK doesn't have as many software houses as other countries *cries*

 
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27th January, 2004 at 09:20:21 -

heh, when I move with him in feb, he's going to teach me some stuff, which should be cool..

Right now he is working on some secret physics engine, which right now is all very hush hush, lol

 
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27th January, 2004 at 09:54:30 -

For me, making games is just a fun thing for me too do. I wouldn't want to go profeesional, because you need too know how to do actuall programming, (C, C++, exc). I don't think MMF games are sellible. Personally, I want to be an animator for cartoons and a writer of underground comics.

 
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Kris

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27th January, 2004 at 10:36:48 -

after i get through college (Which is probably around september 2005) i'm going to oxford to do some sort of game making course. I want to try and get into a decent english company like Team 17 or Lionhead

 
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27th January, 2004 at 11:01:27 -

The problem with "going professional" is that your chances of having any creative input are extremely small. You mostly just sit around coding what you are told to. It is almost impossible to actually become a "game designer" and create the game you really want to. Thats why many professionals decide to make shareware games and sell them on the internet. At least you can create the game YOU want to create. In fact, everyone posting in this thread could "go professional" right now. Make a GOOD game in MMF and sell it. Thats what I am planning to do with a game I am working on. I am currently more of a "game designer" than 99 percent of the people at all these game companies. Please don't get me wrong, I am not putting them down, but it's just not for me. I want to make games, not code. Maybe I will never be able to live off of the money I make selling games on the internet but at the very least it could be some extra income.

 
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darmani64



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27th January, 2004 at 14:45:17 -

I definetly want to go professional. Becoming a game programmer has been my dream since I was little and I'm not going to stop anytime soon. I've been doing research on the college of my choice which is DigiPen (even though I won't be going there anytime soon) and I'm planning to release my next game as shareware at www.ebgamezone.com (you get 50% of the profit in USD, you don't have to be over 18, you don't have to be part of a company, and if it's god enough then you can get it published).

I'm currently taking FREE C++ courses at www.gameprogramming.org, and this morning I made a calculator program. I received a book on game design (Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design) for Channukkah and I have plenty of experience playing games (I've been playing them for longer than I can remember which is age 2).

I definetly want to go professional...

 
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Ashman

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27th January, 2004 at 16:10:20 -

Darmani, if you want to go professional you might want to avoid the wrath of copyright laws...

 
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27th January, 2004 at 17:14:48 -

I want to be one. If not than my second choice would be a concept artist.

 
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28th January, 2004 at 01:59:05 -

Mr Coffee - If you are a game coder and a game designer, then you get input. You can have more than one job ya know.

 
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28th January, 2004 at 04:00:54 -

I'm not sure about goin professional, I might just get a clickteam liscence and sell shareware online.

 
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28th January, 2004 at 06:20:03 -

My plans are that i wanna create a company (i might've said that already), and i think i can easily combine my education (which is about reparing computers, setting up networks and making computer hardware), with a game making company. If i just make my company a software firm in general, me and the friends who wanna join me (about 3-4 so far), can create games, and software...that makes the company have a bigger market to sell stuff to, and therefore a bigger chance of being successful.

I'm totally confident that I'll be successful, i trust in my skills. Of course my skills aren't good enough yet (and a skill can always be improved), but i know i'll get there, and i'll stop at nothing to fulfill my dreams of making games professionally (which i've been dreaming about since i was 7).

 
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28th January, 2004 at 06:37:28 -

im currently dong a software development couse, then im gonna do a game developemnt couse,if all gose too plan

 
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Muz



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28th January, 2004 at 09:20:21 -

Pfft... I've already gone commercial... with MMF. MMF's agreement on commercial games is pretty loose and I've got practically NO competition in this country. So, as it is, I'm trying to negotiate a wage of about 150% the standard fresh graduate fee (which is about 250% the standard wage for someone my age).

All I need to give them is a semi-noob game with simple controls, simple animations, and something that's not too boring. Considering how most graduates have trouble programming simple Visual Basic apps, they're pretty desperate for a cheap semi-professional .

Life is good. I once thought of taking theoretic physics, but as it is, the gaming industry is very, very lucrative for any kliker... especially here in Malaysia, where everyone idolizes 'multimedia', but only half of the country knows what it means.

 
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Cazra

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28th January, 2004 at 18:10:46 -

I probably won't go professional immediately. I'll probably find a job in programming or graphics first. Then I'll work my way up towards being a designer. I've wanted to be a game designer ever since I was 4! Sometimes I find these really messed up game designs for a Sonic or Megaman game that I was thinking up. Lol!

 
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