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Game Design studies in Malaysia utilises the combination of computer science, creative writing and graphic design to create a game.
Are you an avid fan of games like DOTA, LOL, CS and the like? Do you live and breathe games? Are you a stickler for the details? Do you also know what goes into actually making a game? If your answer is yes, yes and YES, then put your interests to good use and make some money out of it! Let us give you an in-depth look in studying game design in Malaysia and what it will entail.
It takes a lot of effort and skill to produce a video game, be it on PlayStation, computers or even Facebook!
Game Software Development
Game Art & Design
Fundamentals of Software Development
Introduction to Management
Mathematical Concepts for Computing
System Analysis & Design
Computer Games Level Design
Introduction to Graphics & Basic 3D Applications
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Your pathway to postgraduate education has a wide range of options because you will be actively involved in graphic design, animation, conceptual art, and most of all, programming.
With so many degree options out there, here are some top reasons why you should study Game Design:
A course in Game Design would help you specialise in different areas of the gaming industry such as level design, script writing, design of game level and level mechanics by enhancing your artistic skills as well as technological knowledge.
Game designers are passionate about games before anything or anyone else. Since playing games is a part of your lifestyle, you won’t dread to go to university or work in the future.
As part of the larger career field in software development, you can earn very good salary packages as there is less competition in Malaysia.
“Reality is broken. Game designers can fix it.”
- Jane McGonigal
2 Principal Passes
Minimum of 60%
5 Grade Bs including Mathematics
Minimum average of 50%
Diploma recognised by the Malaysian Government with a score of at least 2.0 out of 4.0
Any other relevant qualification deemed recognised by the Malaysian Government
Minimum 2 passes in the relevant subjects
Minimum 24 marks
Important Note: A degree does not instantly warrant you a job at a game company and you may initially dabble on jobs that are more into graphic design or programming before you finally become a Game Designer.
Coming up with new ideas for games is easy. The difficult part is translating it into code and then ensuring that it’s playable. Game Designers need a keen eye for detail, as even one line of code gone wrong can spell disaster.
Will you need to learn to code? Yes. Will you need to draw? Yes. No, don’t run away, come back! It may all seem daunting, but a Game Designer needs to learn many skills to save time and produce the best possible product.
Sure, everyone LOVES playing games, it’s a ton of fun. But what about actually creating them? It’s a whole different ballgame when it comes to game designing, and only talented and passionate people make it big here.
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Below are a few of the top Game Design firms in Malaysia.
Do note that all courses should be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Click here to check if the course you choose is accredited. For a start, here are some of the most popular Game Design schools in Malaysia.
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