Being in the field of game design and development for quite a lot of years, I’ve gained a lot of experience and had a lot of things going through my mind, especially from the standpoint of where I was at the beginning. It is very hard to get in the world of game design and development, as the industry is constantly rising, but so are the standards and the levels of knowledge you need to have. In order to be successful in game design and development, you need to be in a constant rush for more knowledge, more skills and ultimately – experience.
However, nobody gives you a nob without experience, and you cannot get experience without a job, which for me at the beginning was an endless loop. This is why, I decided to share a few pieces of knowledge for any aspiring game design and development specialists and beginners out there who are taking courses, going through the stages of learning the different languages, tools and apps to perfect their knowledge and feeling like nothing is good enough. Believe me, there are many things happening in the world of game development, but if you work hard enough, you’ll find your place, take my story for example.
Before committing to game design and development, I was constantly in between jobs and no task seemed fit for my creativity or work environment needs. For a couple of years, I spend my time working at an IT firm where I worked on a lot of projects, and I was the leading software developer for some of the main projects as well. Since I had the knowledge, I also had a chance to switch jobs after that became boring, so I started searching for my soul by teaching other beginners. At that time, I taught basics of Python and worked as a C+ software developer for another company. Although somewhat challenging, this didn’t really fulfill my needs for creativity, so I focused on developing game. From the moment I started learning and going in depth on game development I knew that this was my thing, I just needed to dedicate enough, and luckily, I did, which led to a very interesting, fulfilling and productive chapter of my life – a life of a game developer.
If you are a beginner in game design and development, your brain probably feels like scrambled eggs, as there are many things to learn, and it seems like you have a drop out of a whole ocean. However, don’t worry, there are many firms that need specialized knowledge in one aspect of game development, and nobody will ask you to know it all. Just find which part of game development has your interests, and go for it. Also, know which types of games you’d like to develop. If you enjoy making characters and animations for them, you wouldn’t like creating first person games, right? Set your priorities straight and follow your dreams, it is quite possible.
When wanting to build a gambling website or an online casino, you know that you’ll have to have experience and a lot of knowledge too. For me, the best knowledge that I had when I first started developing online casinos was my thorough knowledge of Joomla (although people don’t use it often nowadays, it is still a very important piece of knowledge) and Python. These are basically the basis of game development for legal online casinos as well as casino games. Also, you need to know that each developer working on a legal online casino must have great designing skills too – especially since there is a wide range of casino games that are present on the website, from online poker to blackjack, roulette, slot games, video poker and whatnot.
These legal casino games are providing people with real money, so you have to be as accurate as possible, and you need to make sure that the website has impeccable speed as well. Besides these main aspects of online casinos, you should also know how to work around online casino bonuses. These casino bonuses are used by most of the big casinos, especially the no deposit casino bonus. People use this one to try the casino games for free and they play a few rounds of slot games for free, they play video poker, online poker, roulette, blackjack, themed slot games and other casino games, all while winning real money.
If you want to get in the world of video game design and development, the language that you need to start working on is Java. It is the most common programming language used, and frankly, most helpful when it comes to video game development and design. Unlike legal online casinos that have some diversity, video games are plain and simple with the programming language. Although you can use C++ or C#, these might not be the languages which will land you a video game development job at a nice company.