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Game Programming is fun and interesting.

To develop games I have to learn several languages, game engines and should have sound knowledge in Math.

But what I'm really looking is how to be a master in Game Programming.


I have read a nice question and answer

But here, in my question I want to know specially regarding Game Programming from the Game Programmers.

Your suggestions would help me to be a master in game programming.

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I don't think this is really on topic for this site. We tend to prefer specific, answerable problems. I don't think anybody is going to be able to give you any answer other than, essentially, "practice". –  Tetrad Jan 9 '13 at 4:49
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Make games.

... that's all I've got. You want to master anything, you practice it until you have. That's all the other great game makers have done: make lots of games. The experienced people who frequent this site? Check their credentials, you'll see they've made a lot of games.

That's it. Practice makes perfect.

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+1 for Nice Answer. –  Mahbubur R Aaman Jan 9 '13 at 4:42
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Make lots of games. If you really want to focus on mastering, you need depth and breadth. This means:

  • Make different types of games. Pong has totally different challenges from a 2D RPG.
  • Challenge yourself. Try to solve "hard" problems or technical growth (eg. different architectures, like an entity/component system).

Also, read widely in your field. Read GameDev.SE, read game development blogs, and implement things that look cool, fun, or interesting.

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+1 for this being basically what I have been doing for the past 4 months. –  Garan Jan 10 '13 at 4:19
    
@Garan me too, except for a couple of years. This really worked well for me personally. –  ashes999 Jan 10 '13 at 12:31
    
+1 for "read game development blogs, and implement things that look cool, fun, or interesting". –  Mahbubur R Aaman Jan 12 '13 at 5:07
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