Questions tagged [education]

Questions about game-development related academic subject matter. It includes both specific game development degrees as well as other forms of coursework related to the job.

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Is a degree in game development really more beneficial than one from computer science? [duplicate]

I need help in deciding what major to choose (I will graduate high school in a year). I have little to no experience in programming, but I'll use my spare time to learn it. I narrowed down my options ...
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What engine is used in an introductory game-development course? [closed]

I am preparing a course in game-development. It is a choice-coures for 3rd-year students of computer science, who have working knowledge of several programming languages (C, C++, Java), algorithms, ...
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Is having a masters in gamedev related course really bad? [closed]

I'm open to any other suggestions, but from what I understand It's very difficult to get into the U.S and with gamedev in particular. Since I do live outside of the U.S, after doing my bachelors In C....
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Computer Graphics degree or Game Development degree to get into game industry? [closed]

I am currently having a BSc degree in Computer Science. I want to get into AAA game industry. My focus is on the core stuffs like rendering, physics, graphics programming. I plan to get a master's ...
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How to build repetition into a game that won't ruin the experience

I am building an Educational technology (Edtech) game that attempts to follow the format of an adventure RPG while teaching foreign languages. Obviously, EdTech games must actually teach, which ...
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Need advice for what to do with my first game idea [duplicate]

My friends and I have this idea to make a game. None of us have much experience with programming. We think our idea is to big too accomplish. Should we present our idea to an indie company that can ...
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What is time based endless game called?

Im making a project proposal for a game whose gameplay involves endless road where player just has to dodge obstacles but it also has time limit. Its as if temple run but can only be played for ...
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How about fitting into gaming industry with Design and Development mindset and seeking for a masters degree? [closed]

Might be the question is a bit weird but that's what I'm focused on and want to discuss about obtaining a masters degree to fulfill my dreams to work as both designer and developer. I work as a ...
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Masters in Computers Science OR Game Design and Development? [closed]

Hey guys so I've been very confused on what path to take in terms of education. I'm a soon to be computer science graduate with a BS in Computer Programming. My hope is to one day land a job in the ...
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At which school levels do you learn to make games form scratch? [closed]

By which "school levels" I mean: high school, college etc.... So, I've just choose a high school in Sweden which has a game programming line. I read some on their webpage and what you will learn ...
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Picking college degree (want to be games programmer) [closed]

Alright, so I know there's plenty of questions that have to do with college degrees on this site, but I don't feel that any of them really answer my question. I recently got accepted into Northeastern ...
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Quite conflicted on advice given to “learn programming” for game development [closed]

I have been reading a few sources online that talk about learning programming with the end goal of game development in mind. I have heard many people saying that starting with Unity is the best way to ...
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Is it ok to use copyrighted assets for educational purposes?

A friend and I were wanting to create a Pokemon battle simulator in our mobile development class as our final project but are worried whether or not it would be permissible under "Fair Use" for ...
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computer science or software engineering for game development? [closed]

I know this question is asked frequently, but I need your opinion on it to choose my path. I want to work in the game development. I know going to school isn't required to become a game developer. I'm ...
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Programmer career roadmap [closed]

this is my first post on this SE, and I have noticed the large numbers of closed/downvoted career-related questions, so I will try to ask in a fashion most gingerly. What would the career roadmap for ...
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What degree do you need to become a game designer,programmer,developer.etc [closed]

I was wintering what degree do you need in order to become a game designer,programmer or developer. P.S i mean people who work for companies such as riot or ubisoft,etc
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Is using something like MakeHuman frowned upon while developing 3D games? [closed]

I came across this interesting application called MakeHuman, and I was wondering what developers in the gaming community thought about creating and exporting characters to Unity using this application....
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Is a Masters degree in computer science beneficial over a Bachelors in the game industry? [closed]

Suppose a student (who is seeking to become a video game developer) is studying Computer Science at a state-level university, and is about to complete his or her bachelors degree. Would the student ...
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Where can I find game postmortems with a programmer perspective [closed]

There are a number of interesting game post-mortems in places like GDC vault or gamastura.com. The post-mortems are generally give with a CEO/manager perspective or a designer perspective, or, more ...
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What is a game development portfolio?

What is a portfolio in game development? Does it include programming or modelling and animation too? Can somebody explain it to me?
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Is there a place in games for people with financial engineering or operations research backgrounds?

I just started my first year in college in an engineering school. I haven't had any classes about programming, and although I'm in an engineering school I'm not that good at (and don't enjoy) physics ...
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Should I use a graphics engine or do the low level graphics myself? [closed]

Programming is more of a hobby for me right now as I'm still in highschool. When I get to college I plan to make it less of a hobby and more of a profession. But for now what would you guys suggest ...
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Languages to develop games [closed]

Hello I am a 10th grade student from India...I have been playing games since a very young age. I want to work in the game industry as a game developer...I have started learning the basics of C ...
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What benefits does a game design degree have for a hobby game programmer?

I am interested in studying game design, not because I want a job in the games industry, but because I am interested in the subject itself. I read the following questions, but they mostly deal with ...
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Establish a person's genuine interest in game programming

I teach on a 3rd level, 4 year games programming degree (B.Sc. in Computer Games Development). We find that new and prospective students often conflate interests and abilities in game-playing, game-...
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Game development lesson plan (9-12yr old) [closed]

I have been invited to help a couple of students make a video game. I would be working with 2-3 students aged 9-12 yrs. The time frame is 10 x 2hr classes over 10 weeks, with plenty of preparation ...
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Speech recognition and AI in language learning platform [closed]

I work for a publishing company that is looking to create an online virtual environment for English Language Learners. We are keen to create something immersive (virtual 3D world) through which the ...
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How important is engineering?

I'm a student at Ohio State, I hope to be a game developer one day, and I'm on track to be enrolled in the BS Computer Information and Science program in the Arts and Sciences department, but there's ...
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Should I get this game development diploma after I finish my CS undergraduate program? [closed]

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 bachelor'...
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I know fundamental programming. But how do I get started in game development now? [closed]

I'm a 20 year old programming student. I know fundamental programming in BASIC, C, C++ and JAVA. What I wanted to ask is, where do I go from here? Are there any books that the community can mention ...
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Writing a Master's Thesis on evaluating visual scripting systems

I am thinking to write my Master's thesis around theorizing, and then implementing a PlayMaker or Kismet-like (building game logic by visually arranging FSMs) tool in Unity. The only thing I am still ...
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References about Game Engine Architecture in AAA Games [closed]

Last weeks I focused on game engine architecture and learned a lot about different approaches like component based, data driven, and so on. I used them in test applications and understand their ...
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What is the best way to get into game development and learn how to program with graphics? [closed]

I'm a 16 year old learning C++. My friend and I have dreams of starting our own indie game company and we would, both, like to know how to get into game development. One of our major questions is: ...
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C++ Game Engine Book/Tutorial/Anything recent? [closed]

Before I get flamed, please understand that I have been looking for a while now. Yes, I have found a good amount of game engine tutorials...except filled with errors, out of date syntax, missing ...
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How to get started with a game engine? [closed]

I'm a 3rd year Computer Science student and I would like to get started with building a game engine or at least tinkering with making one. I am curious if there are any good resources to use to get ...
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I'm looking for a C++/OpenGL/SDL game engine tutorial [closed]

I have a decent knowledge of SDL, OpenGL and FMOD. I am looking for a recent tutorial or book on the basics of making a game engine. Most of the book and tutorial I found are using old dead library ...
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Game Development Institute? [closed]

Can you suggest a game development Institute? I am a newbie programmer and is really interested in developing my own game using C++ or other programming language. I would like to enroll my self in an ...
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Is there a book describing how old-school 2D games were programmed?

This fellow over on Stack Overflow has many questions on how 8/16-bit era games were programmed. I'd like to point him at a basic primer on how game loops worked, static entity arrays and rendering ...
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Game Design Education [closed]

I am very interested in a career as a video game designer. to clarify i mean one of the people to figure out how the mechanics, story, levels and art all work together. To any designers on the ...
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Game Design Schools

Are there any Colleges/Universities (besides digipen i am aware of that one) that are centred around video game careers? Failing that any that have particularly good video game programs? preferably ...
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Game Design Schools in Canada [closed]

I am a High School student in Ontario and i am trying looking for college/university programs the are specifically about game design. There are quite a few at most colleges near me, but they are all ...
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As an aspiring game developer, which game engine should I learn? [closed]

I am currently a full-time student and part-time game developer. I have released six 2D games into Android and WP7 markets. I have also dabbled in 3d development with C++ and DirectX. I am decent at ...
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For learning purposes only, is creating a game engine or using one such as Unity3D or UDK better? [closed]

Alright, let me start off by saying this: I've seen multiple threads comparing creating custom game engines to already created game engines such as Unity3D or UDK, but none of the threads I've found ...
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Resources on GUI library API design? [closed]

I've tackled this topic maybe a dozen of times, but each time I write a GUI library, at some point I look at it and see that it's badly designed (from a programmers point of view). I've looked through ...
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Value of the Game Institute Courses [closed]

I'm considering purchasing courses from Game Institute, specifically, the Foundation Studies Package. Has anyone here taken their courses? If so, do you feel they are a good value? If you can, please ...
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Can learning how to do empirical research help a game developer?

I know this may be an odd question, but I have the opportunity to take a graduate class that teaches how to do empirical research. I've taken a Human-Computer Interaction class in the past where it ...
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Should I take this game design class? [closed]

I'm in graduate school for computer science and the department is offering a game design class. This is the only class that is offered by the cs department that has anything to do with games. I have ...
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Gamedev related magazines

Do you know any gamedev related magazines ? I only know http://www.gdmag.com/ and http://www.gamasutra.com/ . I also know http://ffdmag.com/ ,there's texts about flash (sometimes related to games)
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What steps should I take to learn level design/programming? [closed]

I'm still in high school, and I've been playing games for 12 years, and I've always wanted to eventually learn level development and design, and programming. However I'm no good at art and as of now ...
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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 ...