Are game develepors Poor?

Discuss game development design and post your game ideas

Post » Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:10 am

Naji wrote:
katzin wrote:If you like math go ingeneer, because you can use all that math for the games.
If you go doctor is going to steal all your time and dont have all that math / data base / etc the ingeneer have :)

So I have decided from an early time that I want to be a computer engineer, so could then it possible to have time for making games as a hobby?


Lots of good advice in this thread!
Get a computer engineering degree and make your own games on the side, integrating them in your curriculum whenever possible (e.g. project classes). That's what I did as well when I was (much) younger! ;)
Once graduated, you will see which opportunities are most suitable and rewarding and choose accordingly. In any case, just a general life lesson from someone who is more than double your age: as long as you are a young fresh graduate (e.g. in your early/mid 20s) don't think about money. You can take risks. Focus on your passions and in building relevant skills. But once you get in your 30s and/or start planning for a family, you need to start being more practical and think about paychecks.
In the meanwhile, once you became a good game programmer, you can definitely convert your skills to any other software related industry if the actual game dev route doesn't work out as hoped.

All the best!
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