Hi! This is my first post, I've been programming for about 5 years now and know multiple languages. I intend to do a degree in Computer Science soon but I wondered if anyone had any advice about breaking into the industry, specifically video game development.

I'm not sure if this is really where I'm supposed to post this but I've seen others posting similar things so I figured I'd try it.

Thanks in advance!!

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    Welcomeeeeee! 😃
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    Welcome to devRant!
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    C and C++ for game devs
    Just don't go for obscure languages or frameworks... You will fill the need to put a bullet in your head after days looking for a single correction...
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    @RodrigoF Also Unity + C#
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    Yah but isn't unity getting push back?
    It was supper when Firefox and Chrome supported it... Now we can only get html 5 games, mostly
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    @g-m-f I'm based in the UK, I've looked at other areas like software development and I'm quite interested in that, but my dream is to work for a company like Rockstar North. Do you think there is a way I could aim for game development without blocking other options?

    Thanks for your comment :)
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    @linuxxx Thanks!! :D
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    @iAmNaN Thanks ! :D
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    @RodrigoF thanks for you comment :) I'm getting pretty comfortable with C/C++. I'm not sure which libraries to start learning tbh though. I've started learning openGL but I don't know if I'm learning the wrong thing xD. As far as I can tell, most use openGL or DirectX
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    @Milenchy I've made quite a few demo games just to get used to Unity and am currently working on a full (although fairly short) game in between studies. I think I'm gonna do a game for my A2 project next year. :)

    Thanks for the comment :)
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    Btw usually any big game company will have a headquarters and a fisic space... First look for the ones close by, if there is any you must consider if you whant to move to other country to make your dream a reality.
    In Portugal for example there is only a bunch in the entire country and none made any big games
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    @RodrigoF I think the closest to me is Leeds but I really want to work at Rockstar North in Edinburgh. I will bare this in mind though thanks :)
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    @g-m-f Yeah, I think I'll try and balance it if I can. That way I'll have enough knowledge to do game development or software development (depending on availability of jobs). I think I'll do as much as I can in my spare time to further myself and ensure that I have more widespread knowledge. I'm just worried about becoming a 'jack of all trades and master of none' I guess. Thanks :)
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    @g-m-f Haha, okay, thanks mate :)
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