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Simon Bang Terkildsen6-Oct-11 22:02
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Pathachiever wrote:
I'm really passionate about making games

I don't see the gaming industry growing much larger than to is now. However if you want to prepare for it Linear algebra would be something you need to be very familiar with.


Pathachiever wrote:
Also, please tell me the technologies/languages

Doesn't matter at all, being a great developer/programmer is about the ability to solve a given problem, what language and technologies you use is of no consequence. If you become a great developer, but have only ever used C# it'll take you no more than one week to pick up 2-4 other managed languages, even picking up a lower level language like C or C++ wouldn't a be tough job.


What I suggest you do is to only use one language the next 2-3 years, like for example C#. You start by getting a good book for introducing yourself to C# and while you read it you do all the exercises. Once you're through that book, I would suggest you begin to really understand Object Oriented Programming and Design Patterns, this would most likely be covered somewhat in the C# book, but far from enough.
Google is a good resource, but if you want some book suggestions, then I'm told that
http://www.amazon.com/Object-Oriented-Thought-Process-Matt-Weisfeld/dp/0672330164/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317973674&sr=1-1[^] is a great book.
Also I see http://www.amazon.com/Design-Patterns-Elements-Reusable-Object-Oriented/dp/0201633612[^] by the Gang of Four as a must have.

What ever you do when you look for books, do not buy any book that tells you it'll teach you something in XY days, personally I take great offence to such books, because everyone learn at a different rate, so the only way I see the author can ensure that the estimates holds would be by leaving out some of the tougher details.

To summarize the next 2-3 years
1) Stick to one and only one language, like for example C#
2) Become comfortable and proficient with OOP
3) Know your design patterns
4) Don't read "in XY days"-books.
My number one dev tool? Google

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