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    • #7082
      Anonymous
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      Hello

      I am really interested in becoming a programmer in the gaming industry. I was just wonder what would be the best course to do here in Ireland that will allow this.

      I would also like to know if the university or colloge gives you help to break in or do you have to go about it yourself?

      Thanks for any help

    • #43228
      Anonymous
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      There has been a good few threads about this in these forums, if you just want to search u should be able to find them man, good luck

    • #43229
      Anonymous
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      I havent broken into the industry yet so I cant speak on that bit. I can on the assistance Uni’s give however.

      I went to the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. When I expressed serious interest in entering Dare to be Digital, they gave a huge amount of help. I had to travel many a time to their Magee campus in Londonderry.

      Uni of Ulster fronted money for petrol, hotel rooms a couple of times, once when there was a games training seminar in our chosen program and another time the night before our interview for Dare.

      They visited us regularly at Dare as mentors, offering support. Then toward the last week paid for an indian dinner for both teams.

    • #43230
      Anonymous
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      Having broken the industry and been in it for a number of years as a programmer. I think you need to do a course in Computer Science with a good focus on programming and mathematics. All CS courses in Ireland have their pros/cons, ppl’s choice I find is heavily dependent on their budget, desired distance to travel to/from the college, their particular focus (whether its more multimedia, maths, etc). I think you’ll find most of the pro game programmers on this site all went to various different uni’s theres no one super course or magic course which will get you a job in games, regardless of the future posts that will no doubt follow, like the last time we had this debate ;) .

      Basically, you need a good grounding in CS, the ability to work hard and really really love breaking down complex problems and analysing what makes a game play and look good.

      Anyway like one of the guys mentioned here theres a thread from earlier which has this information.

    • #43231
      Anonymous
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      Thanks guys I’ll give a search for that other thread.

    • #43238
      Anonymous
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      I havent broken into the industry yet so I cant speak on that bit. I can on the assistance Uni’s give however.

      I went to the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. When I expressed serious interest in entering Dare to be Digital, they gave a huge amount of help. I had to travel many a time to their Magee campus in Londonderry.

      Uni of Ulster fronted money for petrol, hotel rooms a couple of times, once when there was a games training seminar in our chosen program and another time the night before our interview for Dare.

      They visited us regularly at Dare as mentors, offering support. Then toward the last week paid for an indian dinner for both teams.[/quote:b64e144889]

      lol anything about programming in there?? :D

    • #43239
      Anonymous
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      lol anything about programming in there?? :D[/quote:8d3b9bf8e2]

      Nope. It was in response to

      I would also like to know if the university or colloge gives you help to break in or do you have to go about it yourself? [/quote:8d3b9bf8e2]

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