Hello everyone, Jared here with the scoop on game development as a student. So last week I had my test in vicom117. It was on writing loops in pseudo code and explaining what an example program's functions were. I think I did fairly well, and the reason why I say fair is because I got stuck on a part with writing the inner loop for a program. I had a brain fart and couldn't remember how to tell the computer to go back to the beginning of the program once it ran through the 1st and 2nd loop. I ended up just guessing and handed it in; hopefully I was some what correct. For my intro into Comp. simulation & gaming (vicom110) class, the team and I got a lot of work done with designing our mobile game. I spent most of the time working with the level designers since level design and the heads-up-display(HUD) go hand in hand. Our design document is due this Wednesday, and I am a bit nervous about it since there's a lot missing from it. I have a feeling we'll pull through though. Lastly in our production class, we are about at the same place with our game as in vicom 110. Actually, we are slightly further down the line of having it complete than that but far from complete as a separate game. There is a ton of programming that needs to be done, and though I am a noob I am somewhat productive; at least using my resources. Well, this concludes my summery of last week's courses. I hope these post are insightful in anyway, to anyone looking to go to school for gaming. I try to keep these short but if anyone would like more in depth details of my courses I'll try to give my post more content, or if there are any questions feel free to comment or inbox me. I do want reiterate that I enjoy every second of all my gaming classes. I'm not sure if its because I work with an amazing group of students, have such a raw teacher, or its because I go to school for gaming but all of these factors are likely explanations. Thank you for tuning in!!
About Jared Ramone Burksone of us since 9:16 PM on 01.26.2012
I'm a 20 year old game design student on my way to the gaming industry. My main focus is design, but I also program in java and C#. Animation isn't so far out of my range either, though I've never done it before I'm willing to sit down sometime and get a grasp on it.
I don't play too many video games anymore, but when I do it's mostly League of Legends or Gears of War on the xbox 360.
Where I want to go or what I want to get out of gaming is have a job making them any way I can. Whether I'm working for a AAA company like EA or Epic or be an indie developer, if I can make video games for a living I can die happy.