In today’s India doing BE after 12th Sci has almost become a custom. Here if somebody is studying in the science stream people naturally assume that they are either going for engineering or medical. In-fact due to this mind-set of the society nowadays, students themselves have begun to think that engineering is their only option after they pass out from their schools. Even among these, those who opt for software engineering hoping to take advantage of the demands of IT industry in the country (which by the way is ‘old news’ now.) are beyond count.
In this confusion many students end up opting for BE without even planning what they are going to do after that. The problem compounds after they have finished their engineering degree, as many B.E pass outs have no idea what to do after that. They have spent 4 years learning how to get a degree but have not picked up good skills that will get them jobs. Majority of BE students from IT have very bad coding skills, no project experience & no specialization that stands out. In short they are not good enough for the field they studied.
But there are a few who had hoped for better, but realised their colleges & the education system failed them. Also they failed to get the right guidance from their professors who have mostly never seen the insides of any company. These few students are constantly on the lookout to get out of the rut they are in.
This article right here is to show those few BE, BCA & BSC pass outs one options which they can pursue & use to polish their dormant coding skills & specialize in one of the fastest growing industries in India- Game Development also called entertainment software development, Augmented reality, Virtual Reality & Simulations industry.
All of us who have loved playing video & computer games & continue to do so even now. But did you ever wonder how those amazing games came into existence. We still love those and passionately follow some or all them. Well, have you ever considered that maybe you could be one of the people who made these amazing ‘Entertainment Software’. A few off you may have wondered how games are made when you were in college. but shied away because you were not sure how or where to start.
The good news is your BE can be an asset if you’re looking to develop game. Your coding background will make the learning curve easier. But the thing is coding for interactive entertainment products like a game is not like making average IT software. You’ll have to train yourself in an all new discipline, learn new skills, new programming languages, learn to work with game engine software’s, pick-up game design & game art skills too. Developing game is not easy as games are interactive & action take place in real time, which is not the same as developing average IT software .
But don’t be intimidated by all this, as it is a challenge that many are taking up & are getting jobs in the gaming space. These skills will go a long way in boosting your confidence & build a brand new career in a years’ time.
You can check out Seamedu’s courses (Diploma in Game development & BCA program) for people like you who want to use their coding skills to develop games.
Still not confident enough, checkout the testimony given by one of our students who just like many of you had successfully done BE and wanted to develop games.