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am an artist and i like games so much i have a dream of making my own game i like game design as a career but i have no knowledeg in programming i was wondering how should i start what kind of courses should i take ect

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Daniel’s Answer

I was in a similar situation where I loved video games so much that I wanted to see if I could make one. I didn't want to do it for a job since I already had one, but I wanted to see if I could do it as a hobby. Designing, developing, and deploying a video game can be very difficult and technical, but it isn't impossible to learn. There are lots of resources to help you play around and decide if this is something you want to do for work. After some hard work I successfully deployed my mobile game app on iOS and Android.

If you aren't an expert programmer, you can use some tools like Unity or Gamesalad to help you make a game. These design engines will allow you to build games inside of the interface in a low-code or no-code environment. There are also lots of tutorial How-To videos on YouTube and elsewhere online.

Unity (which is what my game was eventually made in) can range from being highly complex to pretty simple to use. Gamesalad is probably even better for beginners. There are sample projects that people have put together where you follow their step-by-step instructions building the same game they built. It gives you some experience and exposure to the design platform with hands-on experience.

https://gamesalad.com/

https://unity.com/


Thank you comment icon thank you so much Daniel really found that helpful , I would like to try ur game :))) Emanjieck
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José’s Answer

Game design is a subset of video game development, and as such, game designers must be both creative and technically skilled. Game designers imagine, plan, and then actually build video games. Focusing on system design, level design and narrative design, game designers create the stories, levels, rules, and environments that will define the gaming experiences of tomorrow. Although game designers are not explicitly visual artists, programmers, project managers or creative writers, they may very well serve in such capacities on game development teams. Creativity, technical programming skill and a love of video games are at the heart of game design in the US, and most game design programs offer a robust curriculum that balances these three features.

The following are some courses that a student can expect to take if they study game design in the US: Introduction to game design, Game technology, Principles of game design, Computer theory, Programming, Game production, Level design, 3D modeling, Narrative design, Game systems, Software architecture, 3D content creation, Game rules, Image rendering, Software engineering, Structure of game design, Physics, Calculus, Trigonometry, Linear algebra, among others.

Source: https://www.internationalstudent.com/study-game-design/

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Deepen your research towards your dream of studying game design by reading the content in the following link: https://www.internationalstudent.com/study-game-design/careers-in-game-design/
The US higher education system can be complicated for students unfamiliar with the college and university system. To help you, the following Study Guide by Subject provides you with the latest information so that you can be successful whether you are completing an undergraduate or graduate degree no matter the field of study you choose to pursue: https://www.internationalstudent.com/study-centers/subject-guide/
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Anthony’s Answer

Hi Emanjieck,

Here are my suggestions:

If you are in college, then take a Computer Science course. This will give you a great foundation of programming and how a program works.

If you are looking outside of college, then I would recommend a coding bootcamp. This will give you a great foundation of "practical" programming like Full Stack Development.

If you looking into free solution, then I would recommend watching some youtube videos:

I would also to suggest to do some research on the gaming industry itself. It may seem pretty on the outside but the story might be different on the inside.

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