Preparation for Video Game Creator
Date: winter 2011-2012
I am in sixth grade and I want to make video games when I grow up. What do I need to know, and what do I need to do now and in college?
The best thing you can do to assure your success in life is to get a good
education that will turn you into a whole, well rounded person. The ancient
Greeks revered those that achieved the title of "scholar-athlete."
To be a successful video game designer you need skills in:
So in college you need to pursue a degree in Computer Science, with a minor
in Literature. Also look for classes in creative writing, mythologies of
the world, and a background in business finance wouldn't hurt either.
But most of all, look for an institution in which you will become an
Obviously you will need to know a lot about computers and computer
programing. But the big need you will have that you can start on TOMORROW
is a strong grounding in mathematics -- of all kinds. Without that grounding
you will not be able to get very far.
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Update: June 2012