What are the best schools, like colleges, for game design and computer engineering. By game design I mean the coding and making of the game, NOT the animation and drawing.
do software engineering/computer science instead you dumbass
>for game design
Game design is a fucking scam. You're better off killing yourself now.
Get a proper degree like CS, then you can get a cushy real job once you realize how shit professional game dev actually is.
This. Look for a school with a good computer science program. Some good schools even have a "specialization in digital media" or something similar that will let you take a few computer science classes specifically geared towards game making.
>if there is a gaming in the title, its a fucking scam
Not always, not if it's apart of a legit computer science program. Stony Brook in NY is known for its computer science program which is a normal comp sci program but in your last year you can take classes geared towards making specific things like games. They have a class on AI, a class on implementing art assets and GUI elements, ect.
Game Developers work INSANE hours, they get paid minimum wage, they sleep in the office, they don't get holiday pay or any kind of benefits.
All of this for 'the privilege' of making video games for a living
You're wasting your time and money if it's anything game related.
My college actually started offering a game design course this year; even the instructor for the class told me the chances of getting work in the game industry or anything related (such as simulators for aerospace/military) are pretty fucking slim.
You'll be better off doing CS/engineering and just learning about game stuff on your own as a hobby.
Here's an excellent tip: Don't go to college for fucking video game design, you incredibly dense retard.
If you want to make games, you take a more general programming field such as software engineering. A degree in video game design would get you nothing except debt and the crippling realization that anywhere you try to apply to will laugh their asses off at the waste of oxygen that actually spent thousands of dollars going to school for FUCKING VIDEO GAME DESIGN
Get a real programming job, and work on games as a hobby. Only once the money you've earned from the games you make on the side overpowers the money you earn from your real programming job do you switch your career to it.
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