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#1 |337BuNNy   User is offline

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:27 AM

Hi, I hope this is the correct section!

I'm from South Africa and I want to Study Game Design, preferably online.
Was wondering if anyone has got any clue or Ideas where or how I can study
Game Design through the internet, what would be the best choice.

South Africa doesn't really provide any decent places to study Game Design.

I did Study and worked for a year: IT Systems Development where I did C#, .NET and ASP.

Please help!

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:07 AM

As far as I know, there are very few places that offer specifically "Game Design" or game programming. And believe me, if you find one, chances are you don't want to be (I'm in one and the quality is pretty terrible). Most people look for simply Computer Science. That will teach you how to program and you can always take individual courses in computer graphics, physics etc. to get the gaming side of it as well.
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Posted 14 December 2009 - 08:46 AM

Hi |337BuNNy,

If you insist on learning from the internet, you are probably going to find yourself scraping different web pages for bits and pieces of information on game design. In which you will then have to put the pieces together yourself. This is probably not the best way to learn, but it's definitly not impossible to learn that way. Here are a few places that you can scrape information together:

This very site has many good tutorials, and code snippets for C#, C++, and game programming located on the right side of the page. Also, here is a list of resources that this site has compiled: http://www.dreaminco...topic110536.htm

Here is a good website for learning C++:
http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial/

Website for learning C#:
http://www.csharp-st...m/tutorial.aspx

Video tutorials on OpenGL:
http://www.videotutorialsrock.com/

Website for general game design:
http://www.gamedev.net/ <--------- Check out the article and resource section

Here is a school that offers exclusively online courses on game programming/design (it's pretty expensive though):
http://www.gameinstitute.com/

Website for learning XNA with C#:
http://www.riemers.net/

If you want to learn game design/programming in an organized fashion, then I would suggest purchasing a book.
http://www.amazon.co...rds=game+design
http://www.amazon.co...ame+programming

I hope this helps!
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Posted 21 December 2009 - 05:07 AM

I want a degree. Not just for personal use etc.

Thanks ALOT though!

I've checked game institute, I keep having a feeling that they look a bit dodge though.

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 07:28 AM

Well there is another school you can check out:

http://www.fullsail.edu/

I think they offer game degrees online. I have no idea about the quality of the school because I have never attended.
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 01:23 AM

Fullsail was the first place that I saw, they are of the highest quality. But I can't go overseas for another few years. Thats why i want to do a online course. Fullsail is also very very very expensive!
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 04:27 AM

look at college grants given by the U.S. for studing there colleges (they give them out) not sure on details though
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 05:47 AM

Game institute are having a christmas sale, one of the lecturers is Frank Luna who wrote the excellent book "Introduction to Game programming using DirectX 9/10"
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Posted 22 December 2009 - 04:08 PM

I've taken a couple classes through gameinstitute. They're legit.
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Re: Game Design

Posted 23 December 2009 - 07:51 AM

Come over here! <3
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Posted 12 January 2010 - 05:24 AM

Okay so the best thing wud be to take a few courses through Game Institute online? Anyone want to try and suggest which ones I should take and in what order?

Oh and another thing, How legit is Gameinstitute? I mean, if I go look for a job with this behind my name will I get anywhere?

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