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Should I drop out of High School if I want to become a video game developer?

I am starting at making video games at home. The video game industry is growing and I want to make a game as good as Minecraft and make millions. I don't think you need high school to make something like that.

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It's tough to get a job in video game designing even with a masters degree at a good university with a 4.0. You're never going to make it if you drop out of high school. You know how many people want those jobs? You know how competitive and hard it is to get a job in a company like Microsoft? I have a few friends who have that dream and they're already graduated from college with really good degrees.

Now days if you drop out of high school it's tough to even get a job at McDonalds.

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Well stated!
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Thank you ^_^
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I believe a High School diploma is required for McDonalds. 0_0
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Nah you can work there when you're 16. So that's about the only job he could have.
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You do have a point, eevvee. But I think no one would want to work at McDonalds. I'm just giving my honest opinion.
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........finish highschool first

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No.. How do you even know that this plan will work? Please do finish Highschool.

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No don't drop out of high school finish school first

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This is simply and opinion. I would not drop out, because if you want a well off job, high school and college are vital.

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Don't drop out of high school and to be a video game designer you have to go to college

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are you working for them now?
If not hell no stay in school!!

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No, at least finish high school. If you can find a job while in high school, so much the better.

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Don't drop out. Follow your passion's and work on it now while you are in school? College is not completely a necessity depending on what you are going to do.

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If you want to be more than an idea person ... if you want to actually work on the game software ... you need MORE than a high school education. You'll need higher math courses at college, as well as programming and writing courses.

Yeah ... you CAN do indie game design without a high school education ... being self-taught in the basics ... but your chance of "making millions" is slim to none.

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Nobody here is going to recommend you drop out of high school. The chances of you making it are small, even if you're a genius like Bill Gates. But if you're failing in school, what makes you think you'll make it as a video game developer? And if you're succeeding in school, why would you want to leave? It just doesn't make much sense.

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dropping out is never a good idea because if you drop out school how would you ever know if a company is taking advantage of you, with out that you will be lost

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unfortunately our youth does not last forever get your high school degree or you will live to regret it what if you can not make your dream happen you need to have a backup dream and backup dream to your backup dream trust me youth fades fast but a good education lasts a lifetime

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noooo I mean u still need to learn

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DEFINITELY NO. You will have no chance what so ever of your game getting popular. Get a degree. Join a gaming company. Help make a game and that's a good point to branch off. You'll have enough experience but I recommend working for a company instead. SO NO.

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I'm going to say yes just to put some debate into this question lol :D

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Finnish high school you might not get a job making games. People might not have the money to buy them.

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While you are correct that you don't NEED to finish HS it is very important that you are smart in a lot of the subjects that are taught during Grade School, High School, and even college. Plus, what if you need to grab a job in the meantime to fund your career, you will need an HSD or equivalent. Personally I am a Software Engineer and Web Coder professionally, and I never went to school for it, I taught myself when I was a freshman (14) and finished HS while I learned more and more. I am 23 now, and still looking for an idea that could potentially make me millions before I commit a lot of time to developing it. I have one good peace of advice for you, look into iOS game development because it doesn't take as much time to develop one and the market is still thriving, too bad I didn't jump on it when the iPhone 3G was out.

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I agree with everybody else. Do not be like those kids who believe they're too smart for HS. High School is the basic education of what you need in this country. Seriously, the smart thing to do is to ALWAYS HAVE A BACK UP PLAN. You can finish HS and work on your gaming at the same time. If you can't do this, it might be hard for you to make it in the real world. Do you seriously, want to be living in your parents basement until your 30's, trying to complete that one game that's going to make you millions. It's the same with athletes; they need to back their sports careers up with an education, because you never know when everything will blow up in your face.

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Even if you are really good at game developing, it will be hard to get a job or work for game companies if you don't have a degree.

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NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, most collages wouldnt accept you if you do

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Ne! Dokon?i školu!

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You HAVE to pass high school to become a Game Developer (i'm sorry to say this) and it just dumb to even ask that.

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Pass high school for sure, even if you try to get a job many will
see that you did not pass high school and might question your ability
to work under pressure. Also, take courses in high school
targeted to Tech like programming or media arts-then you can get into a good
college for Game Design or Animation

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Get your high school diploma man, then if you you really want to make video games, go to school for it. Was the best decision I ever made.

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I don't think so

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You need to graduate high school and go to college and graduate from college with really good skills. That's mainly what video game industries are looking for and I don't think you are going to be making MILLIONS just by making or designing games.

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Don't drop out and take classes at the full sail academy college watever. They are supporting the MLG

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