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Where can I start with learning game design?

I was thinking of getting into computer science in college so I can get a job in game design. Problem is I'm not sure it's something I wanna do. Is there I cheap (or free) way to dip my toes in the process? Something simple, like with internet games, but something that will be similar to an experience in game design. At least to an extent.

Asked By: James S - 12/1/2009
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Game design doesn't really exist as a career choice. There are virtually no jobs in the design aspect of gaming that don't also involve some technical aspect. In other words, you won't find a company that will pay you to dream up new games... More
Answered By: two pi - 12/1/2009
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If you wanna learn some internet games, your talking Microsoft Silverlight or Adobe Flash... More
Answered By: donutdan4114 - 12/1/2009
 
There are about 40 graduates in game design for every one job. Developing games is extremely tedious work. Playing games is the finished product but that is nothing compared to developing a game. Too many young people think it is a fun career. They get done with college. They look for a job in that field. They... More
Answered By: Lucy Girl - 12/1/2009
 
If you're referring to Desktop based Windows games (as opposed to iPhone, online games, mac, PS3, etc.) this is usually done using Visual C++. You can legally download Microsoft Visual C++ express edition for free here... More
Answered By: Nathan W - 12/1/2009
 
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