A video game degree. All work and little play? Pretty much.

The Ledger-Enquirer recently published a story based on Columbia State University’s opening of a game development department for aspiring students to pursue a degree in games. However, many will be in for quite a slap in the face by the harsh reality after being educated on the requirements for actually obtaining one.

Anybody who gathers thoughts in their head of hanging around a lab simply playing games and jotting a few notes here and there are in for quite an unfavorable revelation: game development requires, well, work. And there’s quite a lot of it according to the university’s head of the department, Wayne Summers.

"This is a rigorous program," stated Mr. Summers. "There’s a fair amount of mathematics, and physics and programming."

While writing code or calculating the distance in which a lifeless body should launch into the air after being blasted away by a rocket may not be your cup of tea, being fairly familiar with the technical aspects of game development should most certainly benefit anyone who is seriously considering getting into the industry.

[Via FileFront’s Gaming Today]


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