How to get a good Starting point in the field of Game Design
So i'm looking to peruse a career in Video game design and currently gonna be a senior in high school and want to know a good starting point for getting into it before going off to college.
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https://www.coursera.org/specializations/game-design and https://www.coursera.org/specializations/game-development
You can evaluate the courses for free - and get upgrade to a certification later if you like it. But what doing these courses would do, is give you a basic understanding of what game design/development actually is. Then you can better plan what you would like to do in the future.
First of all decide whether you're better at art or programming, as no one is going to let you be the designer on your first job. You should have a talent in one or the other. Unity is a good game engine that is available free until you make enough money that you have to pay them. Download a copy and watch tutorial videos on YouTube or Unity3d.com. See if you actually enjoy trying to put together some simple games from a tutorial.
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