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Building a portfolio in Game Development while pursuing a Masters in Computer Science [closed]

I'm about to apply to a few universities in the US/Canada/UK(Probably going to be the former 2 unless someone knows a few good schools in the UK) to do my Masters in Computer Science. I wanted to ask ...
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How does Texture Mapping work?

I read the answers from What exactly is UV and UVW Mapping? and How does UVW texture mapping work?, which are quite nice, but am still not 100% sure, if I understand correctly. Lets start with a 2D ...
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24-Bit Colordepth not enough?

I noticed that in very soft gradients, the 24-Bit colordepth is not enough as you can see the transitions of the color. This pops out the most in dark scenes or night skies. Why doesn't anybody ...
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Should I get this game development diploma after I finish my CS undergraduate program?

I am currently pursuing a computer science bachelor's degree. I've always wanted to enter the game development industry, and a friend of mine suggested this diploma at KDU university after my ...
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What OpenCL video cards (or FPGAs) features are needed for high speed multiplication?

I'm benchmarking some cryptographic related software and am looking for video cards that are better at parallel multiplication vs parallel addition. Is there any prior work that would graph video ...
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What are some great papers/publications relating to game programming? [closed]

What are some of your favorite papers and publications that closely relate to game programming? I'm particularly looking for examples that are well-written and illustrated, and/or have had a profound ...
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Should I consider a graduate degree in game development? [closed]

I am sure you guys can definitely help. Some universities, like NCSU, USC, UCSC for their master's, offer courses based on gaming and game development (some call it MS in Computer Science with an ...
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What are the fundamentals of game development? [closed]

I completely do not understand how a video game can be coded. I'm a beginner programmer and only have experience writing console applications that do math and what not. I do not understand how these ...
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What is a good university for computer science and game development? [closed]

I am starting my computer science degree at a local community college in programming using C++. However, I will be transferring to a 4-year university. Does anyone have any insight on university ...
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Any interesting thesis topic? [closed]

I study Computer Science at Technical University of Lodz (in Poland) with Computer Game and Simulation Technology specialization. I'm going to defend BSc thesis next year and I was wondering what ...
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Is a computer science degree worth it? [closed]

I'm in my last year of high school, and I've been looking at colleges. I'm taking a C++ class at a local community college and I don't feel that it's worth it. I could have learned everything in that ...
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How does Navigation Mesh path-finding work?

I want to understand how navmeshes work, how to implement them and why it is better than other types of pathing systems.
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How does A* pathfinding work?

I would like to understand on a fundamental level the way in which A* pathfinding works. Any code or psuedo-code implementations as well as visualizations would be helpful.