View Full Version : Brother is starting game design college. Gift advice needed! HELP

01-29-2017, 08:42 AM
Heellloooo, rtsoft forum!

I am here on behalf of my brother, he has just got his letter stating that he has made it into his student position. So, I want to get him something that will start him off on his game designing path. I have to be honest, I have never been into game designing just playing, so when it comes to things that I could buy for him, I'm really lost. I know that there is game designing software that is fairly easy to get hold of but I assume he will get everything he needs from the college in that aspect. I have been thinking about treating him to a new computer, I have seen some great electronics on personal computer classified ads sites like this one: http://www.used.forsale/australia (laptops). If this was the choice I went for what kind of specs should I be looking at to support game design and who know what else? that is pretty mu8ch the only idea I had but hopefully, some of you guys have a better idea of what I could get.

To say my brother has taken this step to sort his life out is a massive achievement alone!! and I want to help him as much as possible along the way!


Actually Looking forward to learning a little and some awesome feedback

01-30-2017, 09:18 AM
If there is any other information that you guys need, just ask. As said above I'm not really sure what I'm talking about so if anything needs clarifying or explaining a little more, I'm happy to change it!

02-01-2017, 07:38 AM
I'm kind of getting the feeling that there is no one here or that you might think I am wasting time, genuinely I'm not! I have already done some research into the best game designing computers and not really coming up with much. But Google had this to say

that the "IBuypower" selection was awesome and best for your cash but that is a desktop. There is also a comment saying that it's best not to use a laptop for game design? What are your thoughts on this?

02-02-2017, 12:36 AM
Well since you keep posting I might as well give my input. Personally, I'm not the kinda guy who would give someone a gift for pretty much anything. However, if I were to, and considering it's for game design, maybe just buy him a game he may be interested in? Ya know, it could inspire him or something...

02-02-2017, 08:00 AM
I agree on the gift card situation but its kind of like the last choice. But, the game is not a bad idea! It might be better throwing the surprise out the window and getting him to pick something. Thanks for the reply

11-05-2017, 09:46 AM
I have already done some research into the best game designing computers and not really coming up with much.