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How should i start a career in video games?

I'm 14 and i want to follow this path #help

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Wael’s Answer

The first thing you should do is to play a lot! Counter intuitive, isn't it? You also need to learn programming. START NOW! There is tones of information online. According to my memory, a game designer advised someone like you to start with visual basic. Lastly, there are universities that offer game design as a major.

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Cody’s Answer

The first step is figuring out what part of making games you're most interested in!
- Are you crazy about the art? If so, that branches off into concept art, 3D modeling, animation, 2D art,... there's a lot of art specialties! Try them all and fine what makes you most excited!
- Or maybe you're super excited about coming up with the ideas? Then game design would be up your alley. That entails coming up with how the game works, making sure the game is fun, designing levels, and even coming up with the storyline and dialogue!
- Maybe you prefer hooking everything together and be the magic sauce that combines the design and art into a full-fledged game! Then engineering may be the path for you.


Or maybe you're like me and enjoy a little bit of everything! There's nothing wrong with liking the entire process.


Obviously, it's super important to play games. If you're interested in console games, make sure you're playing a lot of 'em! If you like mobile games, make sure you're staying on top of what's trending and playing lots of those.


Make sure you're making games, too! Making a board game as your first step is a good idea, since you're not limited by technical experience (learning how to program, finding your way around a game engine), and you're able to just get into the fun part of figuring out how the game works, and how to make it fun! There's a wide variety of different board games out there, and new and awesome ones come out every year! If you're looking for inspiration, some of my favorite board games recently include CodeNames, Pandemic, and Sentinels of the Multiverse.


It's also a great idea to get familiar with some of the game engines that are out there. GameMaker and Game Salad are both super powerful and easy to dive into. If you want to try something a bit more meaty, Unity, Unreal Engine, and CryEngine are all great things to explore, and a lot of game studios actually use those engines themselves! If you search on google, there's plenty of tutorials to help you get started on all of the engines I listed.


Hopefully that helps, and I hope I get to work with you someday! If you have any other questions, feel free to let me know!

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