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Jessica Veit
Jessica Veit

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What Games can Make you a Better Developer? ๐ŸŽฎ

I believe in the power of YES... concerning, if you want to take away something from everything, you can! Recently, I treated myself with the indie game Papers, please!, which in its core is about being in a boarder checkpoint, checking papers of travelers and potentially finding forgeries.

So, what does this have to do with my professional career as a software developer? Easy, doing code reviews, comparing files and finding mistakes in them ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ“!

What games do you feel let you practice some handy skill, not only speaking of professional situations and not only thinking of video games? ๐Ÿ’ญ

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Blockchainorama

I feel like city builder games really make you think more about planning for the future, there is so much to consider - in software and in cities ๐Ÿ˜๏ธ

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Jessica Veit

Very true. Every complex system needs some kind of plan or at least a direction or a goal to strive for! ๐Ÿš€

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Andrew Baisden

I think Real Time Strategy (RTS) games can make you a better developer. They increase your problem solving skills because you need to think of strategies to overcome different problems.

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Jessica Veit

Good point! From my experience with Yousician I can just confirm that ๐Ÿ˜„

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Wang Ziting • Edited

Factorio

The experience is much like programming: designing, building, debugging, and improving performance.