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Does anyone knows what studies you should take to become the guy who's responsible for the gameplay in a game. The only place I found useful info was Wikipedia.
12-14-2011 02:01 PM
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12-14-2011 02:07 PM
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Live in Québec. (The province not the city)
12-14-2011 02:16 PM
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^ Move to Quebec AFTER you finish a course lol. Ubisoft and Eidos have studios there. Rockstar has a studio in Toronto.

Back on topic.

UOIT offers the best course in game design around, you may want to look into that first. It's extremely competitive though mind you.

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12-14-2011 02:26 PM
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University of Waterloo's computer science program has a very big reputation as well.

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12-14-2011 02:33 PM
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I'll save you the trouble Eddy. Although Quebecs education is dirt cheap, in the eyes of companies its also as good as dirt.

Move for school
12-14-2011 02:49 PM
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I was thinking more of the kind of thing you need to study not the place.
I'm currently doing physic and java programing. (First session in CÉGEP)

(12-14-2011 02:49 PM)Odin Wrote:  I'll save you the trouble Eddy. Although Quebecs education is dirt cheap, in the eyes of companies its also as good as dirt.

Move for school

And ironically Montreal is becoming the capital of video game.
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I'd do something like computer development (I think loyalist has a game development course actually) Then go to university.

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12-14-2011 04:32 PM
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When it comes to IT its sort of a the more the better type scenario especially when you're starting out.

My dads in industrial microelectronics and the only reason hes where he is is because it took him 20 years to get there. without that amount of experience you wont be going anywhere really in this market.
12-14-2011 04:56 PM
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You should be able to go to the Ubisoft and Rockstar websites and do a search for some job postings. It will list the education and experience requirements for the job postings.

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