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Is Game Development Career Viable?

Some people dream of becoming a game developer. And I include myself in this statistic. For a long time, I've dreamed of becoming and working with game development.

For those who don't know, Video game development is the process of creating a video game. Development is undertaken by a game developer, which may range from one person to a large business.

But... Is this a viable career path? Can you actually make money by becoming a game developer? Is the competition high? What should you do in order to become a game developer? How should you start?

I got this question and it says, "Hi John, how's it going? I'm a 19-year-old college student and I'm interested in the gaming industry mostly in programming. I've been doing some basic tutorials for different game engines and languages and I'm not really sure what to do about school. I've been doubting that a degree would be good for me. I recently found block.io and it looks interesting. The android developer option looks cool and it's shorter and less expensive than others. There seems to be lots of boot camps or web development and software engineering but none for game development like working on a PC or consul games either making your own or working with other people. Do you have any advice? Is software engineering and web development a good thing to look into even though it doesn't seem as interesting right now? Thanks for your time."


This is sort of a tough one, right? I mean game development is difficult to get into. Why? Because everyone wants to get in the game development, I mean who wouldn't want to? The only thing I can think of that would be more difficult to get in to besides game development and certain industries, adult industries that we won't name here would probably be game testing. Who wouldn't want to test games, right?
But a game developer it's definitely difficult to break into but you can do it and you can go to school for it. I'm going to give you 2 schools that I've always wanted to attend. One of them-I don't know a lot about these schools but I've heard of them and they're game development schools specifically. One of them is DigiPen so check that one out. The other one is here in-near me in Orlando called Full Sail University. I've heard of them. I've heard really good things. In fact, just a few years ago I was tempted to go get a degree from there just because I wanted to go to the school because it seemed like it would be cool.
I don't know of any boot camps that would actually do game development and I don't know if you really want to. I think if you wanted-I think game development is in depth enough and that you need enough connections that you probably want to go to school to do that.

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