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If you have any interest in computer engineering, especially as it applies to data science, you’ve likely heard the word “algorithm” tossed around. Even people unfamiliar with much of computing have probably heard the idea used in reference to Google’s search algorithm. You may be wondering, though, what the concept means and why it matters. […]

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Interested in becoming a music software developer? Enjoy both music and coding? Music software developer is a career path that could be well-tailored to those that have a passion for music but also have a background in areas like coding. What is a Music Software Developer? A music software developer has their hands in a […]

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Interested in writing computer games for a living? Part of the game is about interaction and there are some common failure points. Failure points are potentially great types of interactions gone wrong. For instance, if the primary mode of interaction is via headphones, a failure point is poorly mixed audio. If the primary mode of […]

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Games of the past offered interactivity primarily in the forms of buttons or joysticks, pixel visuals, and sound. Some games, such as Missile Command, introduced a roller ball. Dragon’s Tale, introduced professional, cartoon-quality graphics.   As computer games evolved, however, interactivity became more varied, allowing for more immersive experiences. For instance, role-playing games gained text-input […]

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Perhaps one of the most obvious things any aspiring game developer must consider is the quality of the game. From graphics to game play, everything must look good and be effortless for the player. Regarding the sound, it must be crisp, neither too far outside the scene or buried within it. Additionally, the playable levels, […]

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Modern animation and game industries are growing unlike any other form of entertainment in the world today. Technology has increased the scope of modern productions in almost every way like budget, staffing, and technical effects. This growth is creating entirely new jobs and artforms. The role of the technical artist is relatively new, and it […]

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An animator is responsible for producing designs for images called frames. When multiple frames are sequenced together, it creates the illusion of movement. This illusion is what is known as animation. Images can be made up of various mediums such as digital paint, hand-drawn, stop-motion, 3D, 2D and computer-generated. These types of career paths call […]

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What do they do? Graphic Designers are responsible for creating and communicating ideas that inform, inspire and captivate consumers. Using computer software or by hand, they create the production design and layout for multiple mediums such as brochures, magazines, corporate reports, and advertisements. The following are some of the Graphic Designers’ duties. Create illustrations, original […]

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With tech-centric jobs in high demand, it’s not uncommon for people to look toward an occupation that puts them at the center of the action. Few people are as central to the tech industry as computer programmers.   The way the job is depicted in movies and on TV, you might think a computer programmer […]

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Are you passionate about video games? Are you a good storyteller? A career as a game writer is part researcher and part writer. If this sounds like what you are passionate about, becoming a game writer may be a good career for you. Video games were a $79 Billion dollar industry in 2017, according to […]

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