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1. Hi there! What's your name? Want to introduce yourself?

my name is Jacob but you could call me what ever you want.  I'm a senior in high school, and I think I want to go to college for programming but not too sure because i don't really know any programming. 

2. Did you participate in the last jam we held? If so, what do you plan on doing better this time? If not, what's your reason for joining?

I did not participate in the last jam because I did not know this was a thing.

3. What games are your favorites? Did any of them inspire you, or made you want to make your own?

right now i'm really into Overwatch, I was really in to pokemon and splatoon, but I will play almost anything. 

4. Do you have experience with game development? What did you do/with what engine?

I have zero experience with game development, but I have unity and game maker studio 2.

5. Tell us about something you're passionate about!

video games, that is about it. pretty sad

6. What are your goals for this game jam?

make something. I just want to get the ball rolling for me.

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"video games, that is about it, pretty sad"

Videogames are amazing. Also, don't be sad :( I spent three paragraphs in my introduction trying not to say what you said and failed.

"my name is Jacob but you could call me what ever you want."

You are now Sir Jacob. Welcome to the order of indie developers. Your uniform, badge, and weapon will arrive shortly. Remember: snitches get stitches.

yo my dude - I just finished college last year! when I was finishing HS I had no idea what I wanted to go to school for, so I chose journalism, bc I had written 2 articles for my school newspaper my sophomore year. if that sounds like sketchy reasoning, well, it was! and I ended up switching from journalism to information science & technology (basically just an alternate version of computer science) after the end of my freshman year.

I won't tell you to definitely pick programming bc, well, maybe there's something you'd rather do more! but you're going to college to learn, right? so, don't feel like you need to have prior knowledge or experience on your major - that is ABSOLUTELY NOT A REQUIREMENT. you might feel overwhelmed at first (I did); you might feel inexperienced compared to others in your classes (I did); but even if you're totally new, there WILL be people in your classes who are in the same boat as you, and you'll all have a golden opportunity to help each other out and learn together. and your professors, university staff, tutors, etc. are all there to help you learn, no matter your starting point!

(although, by participating in this even a little, you're already giving yourself a head start on lots and lots of other people who will pick the major(s) you're thinking about)

so again, I would definitely encourage you to pick what you wanna pick, regardless of how inexperienced or not-knowledgeable you are on it. and if you're that worried, well, you could always be undeclared at first, and try and take some computer courses early on and see if you like them! you have tons of options with that and I would recommend you talk to your guidance counselor/someone equivalent if you want details on that (esp since I'm just a total stranger on the, internet, lol)


good luck in the jam!