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Game Developing?

Game developing is never a dream job to most of the people out there, but somehow people think it’s a cool job. It’s true, it is really cool when you have the power to create, define and rule a new world. It is awesome to know that people all around the world is playing what you created. It carved a smile on your face to see the gamers enjoy your game. It is inspiring to see gamers learned from your game, and they are able to find new possibilities within your game. However, this is not a path for everyone, not for most people out there.

Please don’t choose this path if you solely think it is cool, because behind the curtain a game developer’s job is not easy at all. It involved lots of logical thinking, precise calculation and proper simulation. Keeping the game to be understandable and playable according to the players while meeting the high expectation from gamers. It can be as hard as writing a word on a tofu.

Just because you are a game lover, it does not mean you are a game developing lover. Loving to play games only is not enough for you to be a game developer, because playing games and developing games are totally two different thing. It is like men are from Mars, women are from Venus, and people still get confused of these two creature.

Some student think that being in IT field is cool, it sound good, but they don’t want to do so much of programming and they choose game developing. Well that is not true at all, as far as I’m concerned regardless of any major in IT field, you still acquire to do lots of programming stuff. In fact, there are many other task to do in game developing like the game engine, artificial intelligent, input, networking, game tools, and many more.

Don’t simply choose this path just because you don’t know what to do, because walking in this path simply needs you to know what to do. It require lots of decision making as well. How do you think you can survive in IT field if you always don’t know what to do? Never ever use a coin toss to help you decide whether or not to be a game developer, because a coin toss won’t help you solve problem.

In many cases friends influence are stronger than you can imagine, your friend might tell you it is a good course to learn. Yes it is good, for them, not necessarily for you. You can’t simply just follow your friends, you have to know exactly why is it good for them, why are they saying it is good for you. Do more research regarding this path, and see if it is really the thing that you want, the thing that you want to do for a very long time, the thing that you can endure for very long time.

I still remember few years ago, I choose to study game design. People around me immediately interpreted that decisions as immature act, naive, playful and foolish. They proposed ideas that I don’t know what is the so called real life. Well I don’t care all that, because I know that this is not just about me doing what I love. I know it will be hard, sometimes feel like giving up, but I will make a come back very quickly and keep walking. At least this is the one thing that I can assure that I will be able to endure.

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