How to Become a Games Developer

In this article, we discuss how to become a game developer as well as how to get started in game development by choosing to enrol on one of our game development courses. Before you can develop a game, you need to know how to code in one of the main development programming languages:

  • Java
  • Python
  • Ruby
  • Visual Basic
  • C++

You can’t expect to develop powerful 3D games until you are able to develop 2D games. So, you need to start by building simple games to gain development experience and gradually increase the complexity.

Developing complex games is not easy, especially games that involve collisions, so you need to select the right language and development tools that allow you to easily generate a physics engine that does all the hard work for you.

How to Get Started in Game Development

But, where do you start? If you have no experience, then the first thing you need is to get the right tuition, which starts with the basics and gradually increases in complexity. Our online courses allow you to gradually increase your knowledge at your own pace.

What Is the Best Programming Language for Game Development?

If you are a novice and are interested in developing games for the Android operating system so that your games will run on tablets, such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and smartphones, such as the Galaxy S10, then the Distance Learning Centre’s Android game development course is a great place to start. No previous knowledge of the Java programming language or the Android operating system is necessary, and you will be using the Android Studio development environment to develop your games, which will include cool sound effects and dramatic particle system explosions!

If you prefer the Python development language then you might want to consider DLC’s Python for Beginners Course. Or perhaps Ruby is your preferred development language, in which case DLC’s Ruby for Beginners Course would be the perfect starting point for you.

Whichever of the above courses you choose from Distance Learning Centre, you will train with the constant support of a highly-trained course tutor, who will guide you every step of the way and, before you know it, you will be developing logic games, quizzes, shooting games, action games, platform games, and more.

Enquire with Distance Learning Centre for Game Developer Courses

If you would like to know further information about any of the game development courses that we offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today. Contact us by phone on 0845 129 7238 or on +44 191 512 0481 for enquiries from outside the UK. Alternatively, you can send us an email to or fill out and submit your query using our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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