Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Game Design Challenge

After many a month of school, having this blog (that up to this point I've done nothing with due to time constraints) , and reading such sites as Gamasutra and GameCareerGuide, I have finally decided to start doing the GameCareerGuide Game Design Challenge. My hopes are that from this, I can help hone my design abilities in preperation for looking into a job in Game Design. I'll be sure to post here on how that goes as I work on it.

In school news, I'm into Programming 3 and Physics now here at Full Sail, and this course has been living up to my expectations so far. It's really challenging, but it's also alot of fun, and I find myself enjoying the challenges put infront of me. The schedule, however, I'm enjoying alot less. Here's to hoping that next month we won't have classes that end at 1am and start the next day at 9am.

On the subject of 'we', the class I'm a part of, as a whole, is really amazing. Just about everyone knows where they want to go and what they want to do when they are done here. This is probably the most solid class of people I've ever had the joy of learning with.

That being said, I'm off to prepare for Programming 3 (today is learning Exception Classes!).


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Beginning of the Road

Well, I made this blog to track my exploits throughout my school career, and into my true career after school. This is as much a tool for me as it can be for other people interested in game design, and it allows me some time to reflect on the things I've learned so far.

To start things off, let me explain a bit about myself. I've been interested in video games as far back as I can remember. I didn't really get into the concept of making games as a possible career until I was introduced to one of those RPG Maker programs when I was in the 6th or 7th grade. A year or two in that and I started to not only realize that I wanted to have even more control, but that this was truly what I wanted to do with my life. after that I spent a lot of my time learning computer animation with Maya and Blender, as well as started getting my feet wet in C++.

I first heard of Full Sail from a good friend of mine who was looking to go there as well. I didn't think too much of it at the time, but when I kept hearing the name, I decided to check it out. Needless to say, it seemed like the place for me, intense courses focused on Game Design. Flash forward about 3 years, and my dreams of going to Full Sail went from being just dreams, to me in my car full of belongings driving to Florida, in less than a months time.

That brings us to the here and now. At this point in time, I am about 5 weeks into school here, working through their Design Fundamentals and Principles of Programming classes. Look forward to most likely weekly, or even daily posts covering my progress through school towards my dream job.