Why Learn Game Development?

20th March 2019   Game Development, Programming

Are you thinking of becoming a Game Developer? or are you just wondering how game development works?
In this article, we’ll be giving you ideas about game development and its importance of learning it.

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Research suggests that playing video games can improve regions of your brains. Which are responsible for your attention and visuospatial skills- and make them more efficient.

Playing video games also helps reduce stress. Though it depends on what type of video game you are currently playing. Most of the videos games will cause you frustrations. Especially video games like “strategy games.”

But what really is a video game?

A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a two- or three-dimensional video display devices such as a TV screen, Virtual reality headgear or computer monitor.

 

How do you make games?

Games are made simply by coding using a certain programming language. However- in this generation, most games are made using a game engine. A good example of this is Unity and Unreal Engine. These two game engines are two of the most used game engine on the game development industry.

Why should I learn game development?

There are plenty of reasons why you should learn about game development. Especially if you are new to programming. If you enjoy playing games, chances are, you’re probably enjoy MAKING games too.

Also, by learning how to make games. Your knowledge will be extended far beyond what you expected. You will learn many programming languages such as C++, C#, HTML5, and JavaScript. You will also learn Android (if you are into mobile games), iOS and many more.

And last, by not the least, You should learn about game development because the gaming industry itself is VERY BIG and there’s no doubt that this will be much bigger in the future. There will be no end to this. In other words, your career will have no dead end.

Game Development consists of parts:

  • Game Designing – This includes terrain or platform designing, character designing, animations, cutscenes, and many more. So if you try to study game development. You will surely encounter all of this and it’ll benefit you in the future- no doubt.
  • Game Programming – This is obviously going to be part of your game development journey. To be honest, programming a game isn’t that hard anymore. Since most of the game engines to this day provide documentation about their APIs. So if you encounter a problem or forget a keyword, there will be always a helping hand online. Google is your friend here.
  • Music – Whoops, did you just say music? Of course! A game is boring without sound FXs. So if you study game development, you will surely understand how frequency works. Though there are some game engines that provide audio effects to make your sound FX realistic. These audio effects may include: High and low pass filters, echoes, reverbs and more.

Last words

Learning how to make games can be hard for some people sometimes, but let me tell you that this will be the most fun experience you will ever have. Not only it is a high paying career but it also gives you knowledge and security that you can use in the future. So if you are thinking of joining in this diverse industry. GO! Do it.

 

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Bernard Polidario
About Bernard Polidario

A full-stack developer who has been around programming community for 10+ years and still has a lot of passion for programming and design. I am the founder of WeeklyHow and I can be reached at [email protected]

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