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Pitalla
11-27-2009, 12:23 PM
Well I have always wondered what you have to do in order to become one of the brains behind the epic games. I mean I know they dont come knocking on your door.

What steps should someone wich such dreams take?

Lets just say I am aiming to be something like that and I am looking for some training.

dcbroncs123
11-27-2009, 12:44 PM
first off you need collage and edjucation on how to use there progames game desiners is the udjuaction choice you need to prsue then to top it off you need to know someone its slim but as i always say if you want somthing that bad you will get it no matter what if you work for it good luck

Atmon
11-27-2009, 12:51 PM
Well I would change the title by working in the video game industry, but I could come with my 2 cents http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mainly you will need knowledge, passion, luck and of course a vision.

If the position that you seek are related to Game Design, I would recommend checking training in University (lots of them got excellent courses).

Kepp in mind that working in the videogame industry is not about having ideas, but about being able to create games that are fun to play for other people http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

It means having an excellent knowledge of other games, understanding what is fun, being able to express that. But it's also a capacity to work with limits and objectives.

A good thing you can do is go on Gamasutra and check a few of their excellent articles. Than you can work on your portfolio! It will be the most important doc of your career. So if you have ideas try to write them down, and come up with maps, plans etc... Go on design website and show you work!

So in a nutshell, try to create documents and read articles on design on Internet. It will help you to build up a portfolio that will be requested for a course or a position.

And good luck, maybe I'll see you in a few years http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Pitalla
11-27-2009, 03:18 PM
I ve definitely got Passion, Knowledge and Vision with loads of creativity.

Gamasutra ehh, looks quite interesting Ill keep an eye sticked to that website.

Is it necesary to know computer programming? Or just graphical design? In a few words know how to draw really well.

Like Joe mad who used to be a comicbook penciler and now its a creative director.
I kind of aim to be something like that one day, altougt I would like even more.

Alright I kind of know the direction I should take now.
Thanks alot for the reply! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

UchihaKarasu
11-29-2009, 09:44 AM
Originally posted by Atmon:
Well I would change the title by working in the video game industry, but I could come with my 2 cents http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mainly you will need knowledge, passion, luck and of course a vision.

If the position that you seek are related to Game Design, I would recommend checking training in University (lots of them got excellent courses).

Kepp in mind that working in the videogame industry is not about having ideas, but about being able to create games that are fun to play for other people http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

It means having an excellent knowledge of other games, understanding what is fun, being able to express that. But it's also a capacity to work with limits and objectives.

A good thing you can do is go on Gamasutra and check a few of their excellent articles. Than you can work on your portfolio! It will be the most important doc of your career. So if you have ideas try to write them down, and come up with maps, plans etc... Go on design website and show you work!

So in a nutshell, try to create documents and read articles on design on Internet. It will help you to build up a portfolio that will be requested for a course or a position.

And good luck, maybe I'll see you in a few years http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

What are some college/universities you'd recommend?

wieetsguy
11-29-2009, 10:08 AM
Originally posted by UchihaKarasu:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Atmon:
Well I would change the title by working in the video game industry, but I could come with my 2 cents http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mainly you will need knowledge, passion, luck and of course a vision.

If the position that you seek are related to Game Design, I would recommend checking training in University (lots of them got excellent courses).

Kepp in mind that working in the videogame industry is not about having ideas, but about being able to create games that are fun to play for other people http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

It means having an excellent knowledge of other games, understanding what is fun, being able to express that. But it's also a capacity to work with limits and objectives.

A good thing you can do is go on Gamasutra and check a few of their excellent articles. Than you can work on your portfolio! It will be the most important doc of your career. So if you have ideas try to write them down, and come up with maps, plans etc... Go on design website and show you work!

So in a nutshell, try to create documents and read articles on design on Internet. It will help you to build up a portfolio that will be requested for a course or a position.

And good luck, maybe I'll see you in a few years http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

What are some college/universities you'd recommend? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
DigiPen is specifically aimed towards video game design.

kleaneasy
11-29-2009, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by UchihaKarasu:
What are some college/universities you'd recommend?

Thats a question with a wide open answer particularly given the members of these boards live all over the world.

The best bet for anyone seeking that kind of education is to research the options available to them by location and then ask around for any knowledge anyone has of those courses/ uni's etc

Cpt_Yanni
11-29-2009, 10:46 AM
- Games and development Utrecht (Netherlands) (http://www.hku.nl/web/Studiekeuze/GamesEnInteractie/GameDesignAndDevelopment.htm)
- Artevelde Ghent (Belgium) (http://www.arteveldehs.be/emc.asp?pageId=2716)

Two good Colleges/Universities for game design here in Europe. I know three persons who already went to Abode in US thanks to this education http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif And one to Bioware (makers of Dragon Age origins... )