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This topic contains 9 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Rugbyplayer911 12 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #4544

    Rugbyplayer911
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    hey guys, im 14 and from the capital.
    im torn between doing law, doing medicne, becoming a paramedic, or becoming a games designer.
    im in 3rd year, and i love my PC, i love COD, COD:UO, Americas Army, CSS,
    Half life 1 & 2, and im looking froward to the release of “the movies”.
    i know that im kinda young to be decidin my future, but i like to have things prepaired im not that impulsive.
    ive been thinkin bout games design for a while and grownig up in a very IT efficint background, my uncle works in some PC plant, and 2 of my older mates are doing some PC course, i know loads about pc’s.
    any advice?

  • #24867

    Ronny
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  • #24868

    Rugbyplayer911
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    i like the idea of design as in “thinking” of the games… i once tried to write a game script for “stargate” got to mision 2 then gave up lol.

  • #24869

    Ronny
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    That’s called the American Dream. :wink:

    Game design is tough going. You’ll have to detail every aspect of the game and how everything works. You’ll be working with the art and programming teams every day to sort out problems and whatnot. Some days you’ll be doing long hours and having little social time. It’s fantastic if you love the job, but if it’s not for you then run for the hills. Find out all you can and stay positive. It’s better than most jobs you’ll find.

    Have a read of the Tom Sloper articles I showed you. He talks about how teens view the role of game designer; sitting around all day playing Half-Life while whipping the programmers to make them work faster. :twisted:

  • #24870

    Rugbyplayer911
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    That’s called the American Dream.

    Have a read of the Tom Sloper articles I showed you. He talks about how teens view the role of game designer; sitting around all day playing Half-Life while whipping the programmers to make them work faster. :twisted:[/quote:957bcd137c]

    now thats the american dream, or is it the irish :?:

  • #24871

    Rugbyplayer911
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    and what is it that u do exactly?

  • #24872

    Ronny
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    and what is it that u do exactly?[/quote:3a0e261c0c]
    I have the glorious title of ‘just another student’. :wink:

  • #24873

    Rugbyplayer911
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    lol, what bit on that website should i read?

  • #24874

    Ronny
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    Pretty much all of it. There’s no hurry so just find an article title that interests you and have a read through. I read it a couple of years back and that’s how I learnt some important lessons about the industry. If you’re interested in it then you’ll just find yourself absorbing all the articles with intrigue.

    Lesson 14 talks about the role of game designer. Why not start there?

    Good luck. :)

  • #24882

    Rugbyplayer911
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    thank you mate, i will allways remember u…..

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