Hey just want to bring in a new update since this is a new year. As probably just a few of you know. I was trying to get a job in the gaming industry. Over the past couple of years I’ve been through two schools trying to prepare myself for the field, but it did not turn out well. There was a lot of wasted time and money.
From talking to several people, really a degree doesn’t mean all that much in the field, it seems more like your protfolio gets you the job rather than your degree. I’ve taken this advice and have also emailed a fe game studios and have only received one reply back from one. That reply told me mod levels with the Unreal Engine 3.
I want to try and make 2010 be as smooth as possible . 2009 was a terrible year for me in this respect. I’ve taken the advice and I am currently working on making levels in LBP and UT3. I will eventually get Unity as well. Right now my plan goes on modding and going to school just because I have some free money there waiting for me, although I’m not sure how I will do in school just for that fact, since I’ll be going just to be going.
I’m not that good at programming or at drawing, and I am interested in creating narrative and designing levels.
My first questions here:
Q: In addition to modding in LBP, and UT3, what other software should I try.
Q: For a job as a writer in the gaming industry, what is it that employers look for initially?
Q: There’s always the probablity of job hunting for the gaming field not going as smoothly as planned. What other jobs do you think I should consider? I am interested in anything that involves creative thinking, photography, video production, music.
I don’t see any harm in any other people interested in game design, but not entirely sure how to get into it.