Have you thought about being a Game Developer?

Nova

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Many people among us know how to code. And they are capable of making the small games. But often it is harder to get job as a developer. So many of them remain freelancer. So they often don't reach the dreams of their choice. And that may be one issue for those who are into such type of the games. I am not sure though, but based on what I have seen, game development can be a good lifestyle. Have you ever thought about being a game developer?
 

egghead

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I have never contemplated becoming a game developer. I do not know how to code. I never tried to learn how to code as this never attracted me. If I had interest, I would have certainly tried.
 
Yes, this has already crossed my mind. I came to take a quick course on this, but I soon discovered that I don't have as much patience for such a complicated and crazy area, haha! But, it's a very nice profession, I guess.
 
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I have never contemplated becoming a game developer. I do not know how to code. I never tried to learn how to code as this never attracted me. If I had interest, I would have certainly tried.
There are plenty of good youtube tutorials you can check out for the programming. Like say learn Go language Tutorials on youtube. So there seems to be a lot of good options out there.

Yes, this has already crossed my mind. I came to take a quick course on this, but I soon discovered that I don't have as much patience for such a complicated and crazy area, haha! But, it's a very nice profession, I guess.
Lot of courses on Udemy and youtube. It just takes some time to learn all of those skills. And it can get better from there onwards. I guess for each one of us that can be pretty hard to work around with.
 

Ash

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Many times but never seriously enough that I thought about it as a career. I've always wanted to make my own games, especially after I found out about Club Penguin and loved it when I was younger. I used to sketch different ideas for areas and characters but I just never had enough knowledge to actually go ahead and make the games. I did try using Scratch once but as most know, it isn't the best for serious gaming projects no matter how simple your ideas are.
 
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I also think of it not a career anymore considering I already have a job. I am thinking of moving towards into freelance gamer. Like making games when I have time. Otherwise I don't see much interest in getting into the game development. Because it consumes more time than the game playing it self. So on that note it'd be interesting to see how many want to be that type of developer.
 
No. I've never considered becoming a game developer. I do not know how to code and learning would invole lots of my time and money.
 

Mora

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I think any body once he plays enough games will have that thought about being a developer, it's like watching a bunch of action movies to the point of wanting to be a CIA agent hhh, but honestly I seriously thought about it sincerely once, cuz a close cousin of mine is a freelancer in the field and I had the opportunity of creating a persona with him it was so much fun, as for the programming part, that is the painful part of it, I work with html every once and then but I've never really tried any other language.
 

theresajane

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I have thought about it and actually, I don't think I can really create one. I don't know how to create a game in general. But, I have concepts that's been running around in my mind.
 

Jelineex

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No. I have not think about it because I am not good in coding. I don't even understand the concept of programming. I give importance on games rather than the technical side of it. I can write reviews or observation but not to the point of becoming a game developer. I believe it takes a lot of creativity and passion in pursuing that field.
 
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Nova

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I understand that a lot of people have no idea on coding. But it can be pretty interesting for those who are interested in making money by developing the games. Though earning money on playstore and iOS would be different beast in learning curve. But it can be done from what I have seen so far.
 

Bravosi

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I did! And it's a hard work I must tell you! Currently I'm doing a mod and it's already bloody hard. Cant imagine what is it like to create a game from scratch.
 

Lizardbro

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I actually thought about being a developer when I was first going to college but then grew out of it when I found of difficult and complicated it could be and went toward writing.
 
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I have thought about it and actually, I don't think I can really create one. I don't know how to create a game in general. But, I have concepts that's been running around in my mind.
You can actually. It's not that hard. If you use gamemaker type apps. Then yes it is possible to create games. But adding more levels and how much complexity you want. That kind of make things lot different in the due process though.
 

egghead

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There are plenty of good youtube tutorials you can check out for the programming. Like say learn Go language Tutorials on youtube. So there seems to be a lot of good options out there.


Lot of courses on Udemy and youtube. It just takes some time to learn all of those skills. And it can get better from there onwards. I guess for each one of us that can be pretty hard to work around with.
I have checked Udemy and Alison. There are a lot of courses in game development. Udemy course costs a lot of money, however, during promotional even you can get a course for as little as $10. However, Alison is a free site. You can enroll for any course for free.
 

Heatman

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I have definitely thought about this but was very quick to quash it because I'm very sure of it that I lack the ability to or expertise to excel in such field. There are area I'm very good at but being a game developer isn't among such skills.
 

Anachiwo

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It seems like a growing trend at the moment and I don't see anything wrong with taking up such a profession since gaming is very lucrative in the world today. It's actually growing so fast that I don't see any other leisure moving as fast as it does.
 

Kieranlewix

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Have I ever thought of it? Yes. Have I tried it? Yes. Did I make it? That's a big no. My coding knowledge is limited to HTML, JSS, Java and CSS. I tried to learn other coding languages but to no avail. I'm trying to go through some PDFs and YouTube tutorials on how to go about developing games. I'm not pursuing any computer- related course so it's harder for me to grasp the coding languages.
 
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I have checked Udemy and Alison. There are a lot of courses in game development. Udemy course costs a lot of money, however, during promotional even you can get a course for as little as $10. However, Alison is a free site. You can enroll for any course for free.
I'd recommend youtube for gaming tutorials. Most of the content in there is good. And it can teach you a lot of things. For example game development engin named Godot has some good tutorials in the youtube. I'd say that some of the good gaming engines can be fun to try out if you are serious into this.
 

Fierce

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I also think of it not a career anymore considering I already have a job. I am thinking of moving towards into freelance gamer. Like making games when I have time. Otherwise I don't see much interest in getting into the game development. Because it consumes more time than the game playing it self. So on that note it'd be interesting to see how many want to be that type of developer.
Mhm I hope I will be doing the same, making a game as a hobby or reverse engineering, after I finish my degree!
 

Anachiwo

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Have I ever thought of it? Yes. Have I tried it? Yes. Did I make it? That's a big no. My coding knowledge is limited to HTML, JSS, Java and CSS. I tried to learn other coding languages but to no avail. I'm trying to go through some PDFs and YouTube tutorials on how to go about developing games. I'm not pursuing any computer- related course so it's harder for me to grasp the coding languages.
You seem to be in the right path to being a success in game development. All you need is little more time, commitment, dedication and enthusiasm towards learning and improving your coding skills.
 

Heatman

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I have actually tried learning coding using some online course and video from YouTube but I'm not making any good progress on it, so I had to drop it and enjoy the ones made by the professionals in the field. We can't do all things, so skip the ones that you can't.
 
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I think the right time to do about this is starting now and then when some of the games are worth for international release, you can consider uploading to the google play or iOS store.
 

Jayson

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I bought a book about it. It was back when I was into programming (2000s decade). Anyway, I just never put the time in, unfortunately.

It seems like a growing trend at the moment and I don't see anything wrong with taking up such a profession since gaming is very lucrative in the world today. It's actually growing so fast that I don't see any other leisure moving as fast as it does.
Coding, itself, is in high demand - and, of course, game development is mostly coding.
 

TopSilver

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Would be nice to be game developer. Not something I have decided to do myself. Nonetheless it would be a nice position for some people.

Currently I just get enjoyment out of coding projects for fun. Maybe one day open up Unity and try my hand at some C++ for a smaller game that could turn into a fun project. It's enjoyable to code these projects when you have such good IDEs from jetbrains. Which you learn a lot from.
 
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It takes a lot of patience and also requires people to work on story and the controls for specific things. And making levels would be pretty difficult on that note. I think that's one reason I'd say that it is a work in itself.
 

Izoo

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Hello I got this video by smite developed showing you how to be game developer and is the best showing you all steps you need to follow I hope you will enjoy it.
Interesting. Are you planning to be a developer who makes games in that case? I mean have you tried anything like that?
 

Jayson

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Iv'e always thought about programming games, but not being a developer. That hasn't even been thought of seriously. Well, I just see the thing as a being a hobby, honestly.

It takes a lot of patience and also requires people to work on story and the controls for specific things. And making levels would be pretty difficult on that note. I think that's one reason I'd say that it is a work in itself.
That wouldn't stop me - cause that's where the fun is! Anyway, of course, it's going to be a challenge. That's pretty much a no-brainer.

Would be nice to be game developer. Not something I have decided to do myself. Nonetheless it would be a nice position for some people.

Currently I just get enjoyment out of coding projects for fun. Maybe one day open up Unity and try my hand at some C++ for a smaller game that could turn into a fun project. It's enjoyable to code these projects when you have such good IDEs from jetbrains. Which you learn a lot from.
What might be the best language for coding a game? Well, it seems like everyone's into Python these days - and back in the 2000s, when I took programming courses, it seemed like C # or Visual Basic were popular.

O.K., well my best experiences were with Visual Basic I think. I coded a number of programs as part of my study.
 

Barida

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It is going to be a difficult task for me to become a developer as I am more of a a gamer that wants to test out games done by others. Also, when I put into context my work, then it is something that I won't really consider.
 

Barida

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it's complicated. This business needs nerves of steel, which I don't have.
That is true as it is not easy to keep up with the pressure that come up with it at the end of the day. Developing games are always a difficult lane to follow.
 

Shortie861

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I had once thought about becoming a game developer but after seeing my brother get into the gaming and coding side of things and realising just how much work he had to put in because school's didn't teach you everything you needed to know in which case you did have to do more than just anything game development related it put me off. Nowadays in schools they are taught so much more differently so someone who would like to go into game developement probably could without any real issues. It's a shame as there are always jobs out there in game development if you can hit them right.
 

Jayson

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it's complicated. This business needs nerves of steel, which I don't have.
Well, with my music lesson project - a similar situation is going on. Basically, you have to make prototypes, go back and fix little errors, upload, do a lot of copy/paste. Anyway, it's definitely worth it in the end - but I think only someone who really likes music would go thru with it - and I'm assuming the same is true with gaming development. In other words, someone really committed would tackle the project head on - and be able to finish it. However, though, of course, the person would also need the skill - as the work would be massively frustrating to someone with no training/little experience.