Hey everyone! I just wanted to pop in and ask you guys/girls some questions.
1. If I would like to get into game design/testing where would I start?
2. Would you need any programming skills or not?
3. What type of education would I need?
If anyone can answer any of these it would be a great help. thx guys.
Steve Wang from Micro Forte has written a nice bit for those interested in game design - you can read it at the end of the [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/sarticle.asp?art_ID=16"]Industry Portfolio Answers for Aspiring 3D Game Artists[/url] article here... it should at least answer the first question you had.
Look back through all the previous job postings related to Q/A and Design to see what skills and education they are looking for.
If you are able to, contact some of the local companies and see if anyone there would be willing to answer any questions you may have.
Also, if I remember right there are a few schools offering design courses. May be worth looking at those to get an idea of what they teach.
Jacana's suggestion of looking up the job posts/requirements on here is an excellant one. That's the main reason I try to keep all the posts online, even when I've been asked to remove them when they're old.
The recent job ad for [url="http://www.sumea.com.au/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2458"]a senior game designer[/url] is very informative...