I think that was the slogan for GDC 06â€¦ and now itâ€™s the title of this entry.
Main thing is that Iâ€™m working on something pretty big that is really the only logical step for me to take if I want to grow. Of course what Iâ€™m I going to do about college? Iâ€™m starting up on August 29th so I donâ€™t know if that will hinder anything, most likely it will.
Bottom line is that I wonâ€™t have a lot of time for this blog so I doubt Iâ€™ll be writing daily entries but I will still try my best to write something weekly. Maybe that will improve the quality.
As always connecting this situation to game development, as a high school student you really have a hard decision to make. Go to college, go to a game college, or make games full-time. I too went through this and damn it was difficult. With my skills making games full-time at wasnâ€™t such a smart idea. It would be much better if I networked in college and planned my life out more.
So the next question I dealt with was, well game college or regular college? Places like Full Sail and Westwood intrigued me by their fast earning 2 year degree programs but I soon realized, why would I want to limit my high school social life to a bunch of nerds? Itâ€™s highly unlikely that there would be many if any hot girls at a game college. This factored in with my curriculum only being about video games bored me. Why spend 2 years only learning about video games? Thereâ€™s so much else to learn about in the world. Do you really think the best game designers studied games?
So thatâ€™s how I decided. Of course thatâ€™s not even getting into the issue of what regular college to choose! If you can get into a regular college that still has game degrees, awesome! Sadly I didnâ€™t. Instead Iâ€™m going to be studying my other love, film. The major that Iâ€™m aiming for is Electronic Media Management so Iâ€™ll still be able to deal with computer stuff.
I am happy with where Iâ€™m going though, in theory of course. Maybe when I get there Iâ€™ll hate it, who knows. cough cough The Shadow knowsâ€¦
PS – I find it obnoxious when people do that. Itâ€™s a part of my life that has been used and abused, but I hold it against you.