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Author Topic: Concrete steps to get a job in the gaming industry.  (Read 521 times)
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VegasD
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« on: March 01, 2012, 04:22:21 PM »

I've put together this site as a resource for students and professionals passionate about pursuing a career in the games industry.  I'd love any feedback you may have as to how to improve it!

www.ineedtomakegames.com

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 06:14:04 PM »

Yes, how do I get a job doing voiceover work?
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That's like blaming owls because I suck at making analogies.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 06:25:42 PM »

Your email to Bill Harris introduces the site a lot better than your post here.  icon_wink

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As a veteran game developer I have been asked this question repeatedly over the years, and I've thoroughly enjoyed helping others learn ways to get there. The request would come randomly - a friend of the family, a buddy from high school, a student at the local college, even the dental assistant at my dentist office. Each time I would craft lengthy emails sharing advice and offering to help them in any way I can. For some unknown reason though I rarely saved that information and had to re-write it each time.

After receiving this request last week from a twelve year old player of one of our games I was inspired by his passion to learn (and frankly his intelligence) and decided to finally do more. Hence this site has been born:
I Need To Make Games

My hope is that over time this site can provide an interactive experience where students and professionals passionate about pursuing a job in the industry can come and get valuable feedback and guidance from existing and former developers via the comments and discussion section.

It's a great concept.  I frequent the "Help & Advice" subforum at Penny Arcade, and while the posts asking for help run a wide gamut of topics, almost every other week there's a new person posting with questions on how to make a game or how to enter the industry.  I'll start sending them your way. smile
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 09:37:53 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on March 01, 2012, 06:25:42 PM

Your email to Bill Harris introduces the site a lot better than your post here.  icon_wink

Thanks, I sent Ron Burke a similar message as well a few days ago but have not heard back yet.

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It's a great concept.  I frequent the "Help & Advice" subforum at Penny Arcade, and while the posts asking for help run a wide gamut of topics, almost every other week there's a new person posting with questions on how to make a game or how to enter the industry.  I'll start sending them your way. smile

Sweet, thank you!
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