How to be a game developer?

Being a game dev in 2022

Today I'm going to talk about the real way that can turn you into a game developer. Let's see what are those...

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Who is a game developer?

A game developer writes software codes that transforms artistic concepts into playable game features that can work on mobile phones, console systems and computers.

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Requirements and initial eligibility

Here are some basic requirements you have to accomplish to be a game developer...

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Requirements and initial eligibility

Nice imagination to be able to develop new game ideas

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Requirements and initial eligibility

Ability to understand some basic physics and idea of how things work in real life

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Requirements and initial eligibility

Nice knowledge with programming, algorithmic logic and computer system

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Requirements and initial eligibility

Ability to handle the mental stress from errors and random irritating bugs in the code

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Technologies you should learn

On the way of developing games, you might have to use different technologies for different types of games. So, some of the basic technologies you should learn are given here...>

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Technologies you should learn

1. C++ and Unreal Engine 2. C# and Unity Game Engine 3. Game Maker Engine and it's equivalent language 4. GoDot and GDScript or other compatible languages

You can learn any one of these to get started, but... ->

C++ and Unreal Engine

If you want to create 2D/3D games with superior graphics, high speed and better control than using Unreal Engine is the best choice. Unreal uses C++ as it's main programming/scripting language, and it is member of top 2 game engines on the market. Unreal is not an open-source project, but it's free to use for personal purpose.

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Technologies you should learn

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Technologies you should learn

C# and Unity Game Engine

Faster game development process, free to use, easy to understand, beginner friendly and having the biggest game development community makes the Unity game engine one of the best game engines out there. 2D/3D game development can be done. Unity uses C# as it's main programming/scripting language, and it is also member of top 2 game engines on the market.

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Technologies you should learn

GoDot and GDScript

Godot provides a huge set of common tools, so you can just focus on making your game without reinventing the wheel. Godot is completely free and open-source under the very permissive MIT license. No strings attached, no royalties, nothing. Your game is yours, down to the last line of engine code. Godot uses a language called GDScript, which is very similar to Python. Except that you can only write games in GDScript, which makes it a lot easier to learn than C++ or even Python.

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Unity vs Unreal Game Engine

~ Unreal has around 10,000 assets while unity has 31,000 assets. ~ Theoretically, Unreal is faster than Unity. The time per operation is longer in C# than in C++. So, Unreal, which uses C++, will be a little quicker than Unity. ~ Unity's user-friendliness and royalty-free pricing structure is an attractive option. ~ Unreal has better/higher graphics quality than unity ~ Unity has larger community base than unreal.

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What is best engine to learn as a beginner to get into Game Development?

Among the previous top four game development technologies, Unity is the easiest technology to learn, 'cause...

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What is best engine to learn as a beginner to get into Game Development?

But honestly, there's no such thing as best game engine, there's always some task that one engine can't fulfill well, but another can.

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What is best engine to learn as a beginner to get into Game Development?

So, I suggest you to learn Unity, if you're a beginner into gameDev.

On the way of being a good developer, there are many awesome communities that can help you to grow fast, I suggest you to join them. Check below to know more about those communities...

Dev. Bishwas Bhandari

Yellow Browser

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