Fresher in Game Development

Dear Community

I am Manish from India. I am novoice in game development. I want to start it. My focus is on Game Programming. I would like to know what kind of team i need to start game development and what type of skill set they should know.

Thank you

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JPapkeConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi Manish,

Basically, your question can b e answered here:

on teams / own company

1) Read about what skills you need

2) Read about the industry - it's not all positive

3) Code your first game. Very simple, very small.

4) Get Books and code more games

read along good tutorials

5) Don't just code. Learn the theory and concepts. Software Engineering, OOP, Math, Algorithms..
- books: again -

7) Find people in your area who want to make games too. A team of two or three is big enough for a start (for learning and first projects)
Teaming up over the net might work too, but it often fails.

8) If you did not study IT, consider studying it at a university
There are "game schools" too, but more often than not they are quite expensive

9) Don't give up, the run is long

10) And... be sure to read this!

Jochai Papke
I can point you at some resources for getting started. The resources are focused on modifying games built on the Unreal Engine using script (a really great way to get started writing games if you asked me). They are somewhat negative in tone (saying that it is unlikely that your mod will become a "must-have" and springboard you to a job at Valve or Bungie or Epic) but they are, in my experience, brutally honest. They also provide a lot of useful technical and design information for thinking about games. - General information on ModMaking - A _must_ read on teams, expectations, and general mod development.

Hope this helps, -bcl
Hello Jachai,
  Thanx for all the info, I too am looking at games & this will be useful.

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Yes, JPapke must get the points.

Manish, Please post ur closing comments...

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