Getting into video game Development.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by NakLok, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. NakLok

    NakLok New Member

    Hi my name is naklok and when I get out of highschool I do want to go to collage for something with computers working in the video game industry is my dream. How would I be able to get a head start? Anyones advice will help! (I want to work in the programming area of making a game/ make an indie game on my own.)
     
  2. Adastern

    Adastern New Member

    http://www.lynda.com/
    http://www.pluralsight.com/

    These are two websites (subscription sites) that will pretty effectively teach you anything you want to know about software development. Plural is very strongly focused on computer programming and has an absurd number of classes for pretty much any language or concept. It's also now partnered with Digital-Tutors which have courses in 3D and 2D art, VFX, Unity and UDK. Pretty much anything game related except for sound design.

    Lynda, on the other hand, has plenty of those courses as well, though not as absurdly varied. They don't have as many, but they do have a significant amount of other courses of in nearly any professional field. (Now that I say it you'll probably just want to go with Plural.)

    As for free alternatives I can't really say, but if you're really serious about it then you shouldn't expect to find the best opportunity for free. It's only 30 dollars for a one month subscription on either.
     
  3. Awpteamoose

    Awpteamoose New Member

    Download Game Maker or Unity (a bit more difficult, but more useful), read some tutorials for whichever you choose (just google it) and hack away until you get something playable and enjoyable. Keep repeating the process, try new things every time.
    Eventually, you should become a gamedev.
     
  4. NakLok

    NakLok New Member

    Thanks for the Responses everyone. But i was also wondering do you know any other good free alternatives?
     
  5. Awpteamoose

    Awpteamoose New Member

  6. Sonitorum

    Sonitorum New Member

    I know you're more interested in the programming area of game development, but if you want some good game design tips, check out Extra Credits on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ExtraCreditz

    A lot of their information and design philosophy is very valuable and relevant to this generation of games, explaining what some games do wrong, how they can improve, and what others do great at.
     

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