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Opjeet Dhanoa

Developing A Future

Student Shares Dream Of Game Developing

     In the winter of 2020, junior Opjeet Dhanoa’s dream started. During that time, he stumbled across a YouTuber named Danny.

     “The way he presented game developing was very interesting to me, so I tried it out, and I’ve liked it ever since,” Dhanoa said.

Ever since, he has been working toward his dream of creating his own game. 

     “I want to be remembered for making a huge, very popular game and being the CEO of the game,” Dhanoa said. “If I had one goal to do, that would be my one goal.” 

Dhanoa’s dream game is a multiplayer first person shooter with power ups the player can collect to upgrade their character. He hoped people will have fun with it and that they feel like they’re playing a great game, just like he felt when he first played Minecraft Aug. 27, 2017. He said he loved the creativity and freedom of the game.

“The thing about other games is, you have to follow these rules. You have to come up with these missions. There’s a set way to play the game,” Dhanoa said. “In Minecraft, there’s no set way to play.”

Dhanoa not only loves the creativity of Minecraft, but also loves coding for the same reason. 

“The creativity is the best part,” Dhanoa said. “As long as you know what you’re doing, you can pretty much do anything you want, and when I say anything, I mean anything you want.”

After being inspired by Minecraft, Dhanoa has taken the necessary steps toward making his own game. He is currently using an app titled “Unity,” and it allows people to create 2D and 3D games. 

“I originally started using Unity instead of any other game engine because the main programming language that is used is C#, which is very similar to Java,” Dhanoa said. “Java is the first programming language I ever used, so there wasn’t much of a learning curve.”

Moving forward, Dhanoa’s goal is to major in computer science and he plans to build on his skills by taking classes geared towards game development.

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