Audio! Games! Programming!

I’ve always been interested in audio, but wasn’t sure what direction to take. I love music, but I don’t think I have the patience for creation. I’ll always enjoy playing around, but not sure I could make a career out of it. So, what do I enjoy? Well, I spend way too much time playing video games. I’ve always thought about getting involved with making games again (I was a software tester for a couple of games in a past life), and it seems like there’s a little bit of a shortness of programming audio engineers.

So, where to go from here?

I have a mentor at work who’s been helping me play around with audio files and get some experience in C. It’s amazing how much more I’ve learned about computers with only a couple of months of C experience.

I’ve also just downloaded Unity to play around with creating a game. It’s geared towards new users, so I’m thinking it’s a decent way to get some experience while I work on my programming. Eventually I’ll probably go with either the Unreal Engine or Cryengine. Both of these heavily use C++. Once I’m feeling more comfortable with C and get some object oriented experience with Ruby and Python, C++ shouldn’t be too hard to pick up.

Even if none of this works out, the C foundation is an excellent place to be for audio. All the low level calls for pretty much any program are written in C.

Languages:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_%28programming_language%29
http://www.cplusplus.com/
https://www.ruby-lang.org
https://www.python.org/

Engines:
http://unity3d.com/
https://www.unrealengine.com/
http://cryengine.com/

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