Game Development after +2?

xSF

Assembly Line is stuck.
Hi, I am currently studying in 12th std (classes starting next month). I am confused as what to pursue after 12th. I am interested in game development, and have already made a few decent games using Unity3d. I am more interested in the programming side than the design. I still have not been able to find much info about DSK Supinfogame, although it seems promising. Any ideas about the placements? What are the other alternatives I can choose? I've heard that some colleges abroad give scholarships for international students. Are those viable, since there are a lot of game development courses abroad?
 

tkin

Back to school!!
Hi, I am currently studying in 12th std (classes starting next month). I am confused as what to pursue after 12th. I am interested in game development, and have already made a few decent games using Unity3d. I am more interested in the programming side than the design. I still have not been able to find much info about DSK Supinfogame, although it seems promising. Any ideas about the placements? What are the other alternatives I can choose? I've heard that some colleges abroad give scholarships for international students. Are those viable, since there are a lot of game development courses abroad?
Don't go for game design, there are no opportunities in India, specially if you do any specific game design course you'll most probably won't get a job here as no reputed AICTE approved college gives a degree(DSK Supinfocom looks extremely shady and afaik no game design courses are approved by AICTE), instead first get a degree in computer science from a reputed university(IIT, BHU etc), then if possible go abroad for a masters in Computer Science, once you do that, you'l have a good understanding of programming concepts, specially concepts like AI, or Algorithm optimizations, then you can most probably opt for a game design job abroad. There are no proper game dev center in India, maybe some android game companies but the risk is too much.
 

Anorion

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best to go for BE or BTech after 12th. you can do post graduate course in game development from one of those non UGC/AICTE approved universities after that.
 
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xSF

xSF

Assembly Line is stuck.
Oh, so I'll just get a B.Tech first from a college here, and then for specialisations do the course here or go abroad for a good game development course after that.
Thanks guys.
 

ico

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Study C/C++ properly with OpenGL during the course of your engineering.
 

a_k_s_h_a_y

Dreaming
first select your discipline...design, artist, writing, engineering, production, management...

you must study computer science if you want to join game dev company..engineering that is..
then go to US for Masters in game dev, this step is compulsory, then join big shot company that make Call of duty, warcraft or leaguge of legends..riot.. or.. rockstar..
or join game engine development like Unity3d or Unreal or Crytek..

do you want to work on engine itself or the game ?

if you don't go to US, in India you can join casual game companies like Zynga, Google or Microsoft(they may have 3d graphics teams here), or some local web game company..you must be from NIT or IIT of course.. if you are not in these colleges, Masters in US is your only option.. or it will take long time to prove your experience and get a job..

or rebel against parents, start making games, try to hit jackpot like angry birds, and more recently flappy bird or 2048
I know this coz I have to worked on flash and shockwave 3d engine at Adobe..and been to game developer conference in san francisco, have met developers from all gaming companies, we are invested in gaming because flash is 2d game making software ;) and shockwave for 3d.. and are used to make 99% of the games on the internet...

working purely on the game engine is very different from working on the game itself.. as a gamer you want to work on the game and game design.. ;)
 
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