When I was a little kid, one of my favorite computer gam tha I played was Age of Empires. It’s a war strategy game based on events that happened in the ancien worl. Every country has a special arm, and you can be the king of the country you choose when you start the game. You will develop the country in any way you want. You can ally with other countries and trade with them. But the most fun part is starting a war. Because of Age of Empires, I became interested in the virtual world inside he omputer. I wanted to create one of my own games. Therefore, I chose Computer Engineering as my major in UTD.
About two years ago, I started to learn programming online by myself. Programming is a lot harder than I thought, and more boring than just playing the game. The computer is like a baby. You have to teach him everything you want him to know. What he will do is exactly what you tell him to do. Once I even hoped he would get smarter and be able to predict what I am going to tell him to do and the do it.
In the hope of making my games, I am still learning programming and have made many friends in this field. Although it’s a really small game, I still remember the excitement after I made the game tic-tac-toe by myself. I think there are infinite possibilities in programming, which makes it one of the easiest ways to create something. Programming is like solving math problems: here are many different ways to get to the final answer. With friends, I can always get different thoughts. And knowing what other peopl ar thinking ith the same question can really help me think n a different level.
I still have a long way to go, both in my degree plan and in my skill level of programming. Hope we get better every day!