Ian Schreiber

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answered Game/Level Design Career translations in other fields
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answered Game companies - Involvement of programmers in the design process
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comment Game companies - Involvement of programmers in the design process
@Richard, I would say the only distinction between "bedroom coder" and "designer who started as professional coder" is when they first started making games. A "designer that can code" today might still get their first game industry job as a coder, not a designer, because there are more entry-level coding jobs out there. FWIW, this was my career path (programmer -> game programmer -> game designer) and I know a few others who went this path as well.
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comment How do I store and handle time in social game?
I don't see why this is inefficient either. If you're already storing user actions in the database then adding a Timestamp field is trivial. (If you're not storing user actions, you might consider doing that for logging and metrics purposes anyway.)
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comment Ideas for extending tic-tac-toe game?
Depends... what's the purpose of making this game? Are you just building your programming skills? What kinds of programming are areas of interest to you? If you like databases you could hook it up to an online leaderboard with player statistics; if you like graphics you can add new ones; and so on. Basically, instead of thinking "what feature to add?" think "what do I want to get out of this for my time?" and the features should come naturally.
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answered Took one major now want to be in different industryssT