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Computer and Video Game Designers
If you like to play video or computer games, you are already familiar with them. You will also need to learn a programming language like C++ or Java, and you’ll need a good working knowledge of the hardware platform for which you plan to develop your games (video, computer, online, etc.). In high school, learn as much as you can about computers: how they work, what kinds there are, how to program them, and any languages you can learn. You should also take physics, mathematics, chemistry, and computer science. Since designers are creative, take courses in art, literature, and music as well.