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Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by Unity01: 5:19pm On Nov 16
Hi everyone, my name is UbongAbasi, I am a game developer and I use Unity Engine and C# as programming language.

Thing is, I see a lot of programmers in the forum, web developers, and others but I rarely see any game developer here or related topics.

So whether you're just starting or you're experienced in the field, please give a brief introduction, the engine you use, show us what you're working on, and if any, a link to your games... I'd love to see games made in Nigeria.
Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by daHcKR: 6:27am On Nov 17
Am a game developer... although have been off for some time now..
Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by GreatAchiever1: 8:21am On Nov 17
well, still a starter, started learning how to make games from python pygame,still learning it tho. made some simple games...

But recently decided to pick up Gdscript, as a new language to learn and make games with..

I personally would like to be concentrated more on game design than game programming...
Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by Ayodele951(m): 11:01am On Nov 17
Unity01:
Hi everyone, my name is UbongAbasi, I am a game developer and I use Unity Engine and C# as programming language.

Thing is, I see a lot of programmers in the forum, web developers, and others but I rarely see any game developer here or related topics.

So whether you're just starting or you're experienced in the field, please give a brief introduction, the engine you use, show us what you're working on, and if any, a link to your games... I'd love to see games made in Nigeria.

Totally a newbie to game development, that was what made me go into programming, but will love to learn, would need a mentor.
Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by tensazangetsu20(m): 11:29am On Nov 17
The problem is that game development requires very powerful machinery and there's no jobs for game developers here.
Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by GreatAchiever1: 12:05pm On Nov 17
tensazangetsu20:
The problem is that game development requires very powerful machinery and there's no jobs for game developers here.
I dont really think game dev requires powerful machinery except of course if its a full 3d or VR game...
the problem for game dev here apart from jobs is that it requires alot of hands on deck from programmers to designers to animators to composers,...etc

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Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by Unity01: 10:33am On Nov 20
GreatAchiever1:
well, still a starter, started learning how to make games from python pygame,still learning it tho. made some simple games...

But recently decided to pick up Gdscript, as a new language to learn and make games with..

I personally would like to be concentrated more on game design than game programming...

wow that's nice...are you using Godot?
Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by Unity01: 10:33am On Nov 20
Ayodele951:


Totally a newbie to game development, that was what made me go into programming, but will love to learn, would need a mentor.

That's great. what game engine do you use
Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by Unity01: 10:36am On Nov 20
tensazangetsu20:
The problem is that game development requires very powerful machinery and there's no jobs for game developers here.

No I don't really think so...there are game engines that are very light weighted, some of them even run on the web....and a game developer can also be self employed. you make your game, publish it and monetize it. if it's a really good game, top publishers would live to work with you....and besides to get a job, you must have had a portfolio, and already make games, so it's a win win
Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by Unity01: 10:39am On Nov 20
GreatAchiever1:

I dont really think game dev requires powerful machinery except of course if its a full 3d or VR game...
the problem for game dev here apart from jobs is that it requires alot of hands on deck from programmers to designers to animators to composers,...etc

Yea but the process is actually simpler. If you don't want to learn programming, you can use visual scripting, plus, there are game engines that don't require coding... for the models and animations and designs, there you have the asset store, you can check for free assets or relatively cheap assets you could use...
Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by Unity01: 10:41am On Nov 20
daHcKR:
Am a game developer... although have been off for some time now..

Okay, so what game engine do you use, and do you plan on resuming?
Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by GreatAchiever1: 11:10am On Nov 20
Unity01:

wow that's nice...are you using Godot?
yes, just started learning it recently.
Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by GreatAchiever1: 11:18am On Nov 20
Unity01:


Yea but the process is actually simpler. If you don't want to learn programming, you can use visual scripting, plus, there are game engines that don't require coding... for the models and animations and designs, there you have the asset store, you can check for free assets or relatively cheap assets you could use...

yes true, but just that u get to make your game according to the animation of the given Spritesheet, ur ideas are kind of limited(and trying to edit/work on it to ur taste will take time) unlike when working together as a team with each individual to its own area of specialty.

But for now, d free assets are a fun way to learn and gain experience, because ur only focus would be to just try to make d game work.
Re: Are there no Game Developers in Nigeria??? by daHcKR: 11:39pm On Nov 20
Unity01:


Okay, so what game engine do you use, and do you plan on resuming?
Unity....

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