A game programmer creates the code that gives the game a new lease on life. As a game programmer, you work as a part of the team. You’ll collaborate closely with game designers, artists, quality assurance, and other departments to translate a game’s concept into a fully playable and functional game. Game programmers could control anything, such as how quickly your character moves and how high they jump, as well as how many opponents come at certain times and how they react when attacked.
As varieties of games grew more complex along with the advancement of technology in the games industry, a career as a game programmer requires not only just skills but also eagerness to learn.
Get to know Wafi Harowa
Wafi currently takes the lead as Head of Technology in Agate. With ten years of expertise in game development, Wafi has been involved in various games from indie to casual games. As Head of Technology, Wafi be in command of programmers in Agate. With his distinguished career, he had several mindsets he holds on to as a programmer.
- Programmers’ job is to solve problems, not write code. Sometimes, problems can be solved with communication. That’s why, communication skill is important if you want to be a great programmer.
- Programming is like driving skills. People will ask if you’re a good driver, *not* if you can drive a specific car. Focus on improving your programming fundamentals, instead of a very specific programming language.
- Every good programmer is self-taught. Your ability to learn new things is your core skill as a programmer. Technology changes rapidly, so programmers have to constantly adapt and learn to stay relevant.
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