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Old 01-18-2010, 10:27 PM   #11
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You definitely want to use punctuation. There's really no excuse for not using punctuation when you're dealing with professionals and peers on a forum like this. You got it in that last post.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:47 PM   #12
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Ya Bob, sorry about that. Well thanks for all the help everyone. If I got any more questions I'll know where to go.
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:57 AM   #13
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Well true, I can be lazy, but I'm not if I don't have to be. And I found a nice program at an academy called Flashpoint which has a nice 2 year program where you learn Game Design, 3D Art & Animation, Game Programming, and Game Producing and Game Management. It seems to be pretty intense program though but with that would I be able to apply for just about any starting job in a gaming company?
There is no way you are going to 'learn' everything you just listed in two years. I'm two years into my education and there is much yet to do.
Aside from that, if you're wondering what is the least you have to know to get into the industry, then the industry probably isn't for you.
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Old 01-21-2010, 09:13 AM   #14
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[...] A nice 2 year program where you learn Game Design, 3D Art & Animation, Game Programming, and Game Producing and Game Management.
Being a "Jack of All Trades but Master of None" is not a good approach to getting a job. While it is neccessary to have a broad education and a wide range of experiences, you will need to specialise in an area you are interested in. Otherwise you will not be able to take it to a professional level.
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Old 01-21-2010, 05:29 PM   #15
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I think the last two posts have misinterpreted what he said. I don't think he was implying he would try to learn all those things. I think he was just describing the school. Presumably he would just study Game Design.
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Old 01-22-2010, 05:18 PM   #16
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Yes bob, thanks. And shane hendrickson you don't need to be so negative, instead you should probably try to help me otherwise if your gonna be negative like that maybe this community (meant to help and guide people like me in the right direction) isn't the right place for you.

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Old 01-22-2010, 05:39 PM   #17
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And shane hendrickson you don't need to be so negative, instead you should probably try to help me otherwise if your gonna be negative like that maybe this community (ment to help and guide people like me in the right direction) isn't the right place for you.
He isn't being negative, he's being realistic and giving you realistic advice. If you're looking for the easiest, fastest way into game development, then maybe you should consider other careers. There aren't any shortcuts in doing anything worthwhile.

In the meantime, you've essentially just told another member of this community to get lost in your very first thread on this forum. Game Development is notoriously close-knit and networking is essential to success; first impressions are everything and right now you're honestly not making a very good one.
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:53 PM   #18
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He isn't being negative, he's being realistic and giving you realistic advice.
Seconded. Jake, you need to adjust your attitude on a number of fronts.
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:03 PM   #19
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Okay sorry well I'm just saying I don't mind constructive critisism just don't tell me to give up. By the way I'm not trying to make my way into the industry as fast as I can I just saw that academy and a lot of people recommended it since it's apprently one of the only places meant mainly for media like gaming in Chicago, which is where I'm going. So do you recommend trying to get into a 4-year program?
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So do you recommend trying to get into a 4-year program?
The second response to your original post covers exactly what you're asking...

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Please use http://www.sloperama.com/advice.html so you can have the nav frame and everything. Jake, start with articles 3, 7, 14, 34, and 44.
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