Better IQ means better games?

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Post » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:23 pm

We all know that intelligence is important in our lives but I have asked this question to myself several times but I got no answer. Well I made an IQ test and got 130 but I'm still confused if it will help me in game development.
My question is that is game development is a creative or logical domain or both? and does IQ helps make better games?
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Post » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:31 pm

You might have a high IQ but you have no common sense.
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Post » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:16 pm

Better IQ does not mean better threads though. Naji, you're doing the same, all over again...
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Post » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:21 pm

This is very similar to a thread you actually made yourself:

viewtopic.php?f=159&t=111465
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Post » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:03 pm

Knowing your program (or programming language) and being creative does help making better games.
The higher your IQ the easier you can use your brain.

This does not mean you can solve a puzzle faster then someone who has a lower IQ. This also applies if you make games
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Post » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:18 pm

Hours and trust of yourself make good games. IQ doesn't matter for much else than taking IQ tests.
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Post » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:34 pm

What about that guy with like 3 PHDs and 2 doctorates who's making that 4D game
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Post » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:26 pm

It's both logic and creativ. You can't scale logic with IQ. IQ is only a test. Analyzing and mixing is really important for me.
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Post » Sat Jan 31, 2015 10:36 pm

Logic and creativity are not mutualy exclusive. I believe the question is framed wrong. It shouldn't be "abstact vs concrete" but how can those two qualities complement each other? I think the most common misconception that people have is that creativity means artistic, that's not completely true. Creativity is the ability to rethink and/or invent solutions to complex problems, and those problems can be whatever have you: math, music, physics, art, literature etc.

Asking whether a high IQ will help you develop games doesn't really say much because it's an arbitrary number without context outside from the test. Making games require a huge amount of different media that are all interconnected.
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Post » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:20 am

There is no power that is not knowledge.

What you know makes all the difference when trying to produce something good. Research and reference are key
factors in art and design. If you look you will see. Smart games don't come from high IQ they come from taking something that already exists and recycling it. Yes high IQ helps when coming up with clever knacks to your game and most games that already exist have clever knacks so taking influence doesn't hurt. Don't forget you also need chance,luck and flukes which come from....imperfections. The creative mind is flawed by imperfections and the technical mind is flawed by the imperfection of trying to be perfect.
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