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Subject: Employment expectations for game design
Category: Computers > Games
Asked by: rookie12-ga
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Posted: 16 Oct 2005 10:19 PDT
Expires: 15 Nov 2005 09:19 PST
Question ID: 580937
What are different things employers expect to look for when hiring
people in the video game design field?
Subject: Re: Employment expectations for game design
Answered By: czh-ga on 17 Oct 2005 16:47 PDT
Hello rookie12-ga,

Game design is an emerging field and there are no set requirements for
getting into it. Experience demonstrating your capabilities is greatly
valued but schools and educational programs are beginning to play a
role. I?ve collected a variety of resources to help you understand the
various roles and jobs in the field. I?ve also included some current
job postings so you can see what employers are looking for right now.

Best wishes for your explorations.

~ czh ~
11 October 2005 
Working So Others Can Play: Jobs in Video Game Development
Part 1: Series Intro and Game Designers
11 October 2005 
Working So Others Can Play: Jobs in Video Game Development
Part 2: Artists and Sound Designers

***** This two part article will give you a lot of background
information about the skills and educational requirements for getting
into game design and what employers look for and the occupational
outlook in case you decide to pursue this field.

The Art and Science of Making Games

***** This site is dedicated to game developers. You can have access
to news and various resources on the open web site and lots of other
goodies if you register. It might be fun to browse the job listings to
see what skills and background specific employers are looking for
right now.

Game Developer

Game Developer, the print publication written specifically for
creators of entertainment software, provides technical and industry
information to over 35,000 professional game developers. Each month,
industry leaders and game development experts share technical
solutions, review new products, and discuss strategies for creating
innovative, successful games. Professional game developers count on
Game Developer magazine for the most relevant and respected content in
the game industry.

This one is for all of you, Illustrators, Character Designer, Story
Board Artists, Animators, Directors, Producers, Students and so on.
Game Developer Jobs

Overview of the role of a Video Game Developer
Getting Started 
Games Programmer 
Lead Programmer 
AI Programmer 
Engine Programmer
Tools Programmer 

Game Discovery is a unique gamesite divided into four main sections,
covering Game Ideas, Game Development, Game News & Reviews and Game
Cheats. Your current location is the GD portal, a news portal running
all the latest happenings from these four sections.
Game Design Jobs

GamesJobNews Job News Headlines

So You Wanna Be a Game Designer
GameSpot talks with four prominent game designers about what it takes
to do their jobs, and how to get involved in game design.
22 Jul 2005

Critical Videogame Theory

buzzcut covers the theory and criticism of electronic entertainment.
Yup, that's right--deep thinking about video games.

Video Game Design
This article originally appeared in the July 2001 issue of Game Developer magazine.

What Employers Want
Game Developer's Salary Survey

A game designer is a person who designs games. The term normally
refers to a person who designs computer or video games, but it can
also refer to one who designs traditional games, such as board games.

***** Follow the links for whatever interests you in exploring the
field of game design

FabJob Guide: Become a Video Game Designer

Like Video Games? Now You Can Major in Them
September 29, 2005

The Entertainment Software Association, an industry trade group, puts
the number of colleges and schools offering some sort of
gaming-related coursework at over 50.

The idea of a video game education is so new that, even within the
gaming industry, the jury is still out on whether these degrees are
worth the sheepskin they're printed on.


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