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This topic contains 6 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  chrios 12 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #4627

    chrios
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    hi, i am a student who is at my last year of school before i go to university. i was just wondering if anybody knows the best university to go to for games design. i have been searching for universites in ireland and i can’t find any help would be appreciated, I am willing to go to England as well. Also are there any jobs in ireland for games testers.

  • #25875

    omen
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    Check out http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/courses/ for courses in Ireland. There’s lots of good ones in the UK too….Abertay, Liverpool, Hull, Derby….

  • #25876

    peter_b
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    hi, i am a student who is at my last year of school before i go to university. i was just wondering if anybody knows the best university to go to for games design. i have been searching for universites in ireland and i can’t find any help would be appreciated, I am willing to go to England as well. Also are there any jobs in ireland for games testers.[/quote:696b4fe530]

    This question is getting asked too often. Do you mean game design as in a game designer(deciding about how the game works etc) or do you mean games programming? Often these too terms get mixed up.

    If you mean as a designer, your probably not going to be able to get a job as a designer off zero experience. Generally designers start in testing\qa and move up. On rare occassions they move from programming roles.

    So i would say if you want to design games you should join a games company as a qa and work your way up. Although if you want to go the college way, do a general CS degree and enter as a programmer. That way you get into the industry,make a bit more money, then try your hat at trying to move to be a designer. good luck.

  • #25878

    omen
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    Perhaps there should be a “Want to get into Games?” section and quick links to the info to questions that constantly gets asked…

  • #25890

    chrios
    Participant

    thanks everyone i didn’t realise how quick people reply. well any ways i wanted to go into games design, doing animation and design and other areas. i was wondering if there any games testing jobs available in ireland because i have over 10 years experience playing games.

  • #25893

    omen
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    i was wondering if there any games testing jobs available in ireland because i have over 10 years experience playing games.[/quote:0e8d25a8f7]
    Vivendo might have some positions going??
    But I hate to put a downer on it, but hasn’t everyone got 10 years playing experience these days??

  • #25930

    chrios
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    yeah i know most people have that amount of experience but i ain’t some sort of casual gamer that plays only a few hours a week

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