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Hariidaran TamilmaraniOS Development Techdegree Student 19,305 Points
I can't decide if I want to be an Android Developer or Game Developer.
I'm almost done with the track (I'm on the last course), but before Java, I really wanted to know how to make video games with Unity and Unreal. And a few months later, Treehouse releases courses on how to make 3D animations and how to code games with Unity. Just recently, I got to know that if a video game was made already in Unity, just a few things had to be changed, so it could be compatible with other platforms.
And people started developing for VR, which was pretty cool because I've tried on a VR headset. I'm really into Android development, but feel a lot more about learning how to make video games or apps which could be used in VR (which is ironic because I never play video games at all).
I really need some help, because every spare second I have, I spend it on Treehouse, where I can learn to code. But I have no experience in gaming (by that I mean, I don't know C++ or C#). But is it too late to change paths? Some guidance would be appreciated.
Yours truly, Hariidaran Tamilmaran (you can call me Harii)
The best career advice I've heard is to do what you love. If game programming is it, then it's worth it to change. I don't see the two as mutually exclusive though as the best apps I have ARE games. ;)
You are very young, there is no need to make some long term decision right now. Try both! "Test the waters" with both of them, maybe spending 2-6 months on one and then 2-6 months on another and see which you like better or move on and try something else new. Don't feel like you need to buckle down and focus on just one specific topic just yet, take your time and explore (and more importantly, have fun doing it). It's never too late to 'change paths' and you can always go back to ones that you've left behind.
Good luck, you have a bright future ahead of you. :)