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#ActualDaveTroyer

Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

@ManuelMarino - I totally agree with you!

One avenue (aside from learning coding or art) that may be beneficial to idea guys with a head full of dreams is to start working on side projects.

I'm talking about taking on writing for anything from games, comics, or even writing children's books! Its good practice to get your ideas down on paper and making it easy enough to understand. Also, if you work on writing for a game; even if it's not your idea, you will learn how a team works, what is needed from an idea and design document, and make some valuable contacts (provided you don't try and interject your ideas too much and burn some bridges). Posted Image

Like nearly everyone has said, there is no dedicated idea guy in "the industry". On most big budget teams, I've seen ideas come from focus groups and studies or even just based off whats "trending" that very day! On smaller, "indie" teams, the ideas I've worked on stem from the team kicking around ideas and jokes that they think are fun. Indie to me is more like building a tree-fort with friends, but when you're old enough to use power tools and beer.Posted Image

It's never just one guy sitting on a gilded throne atop a pile of cash spewing ideas upon the undeserving masses. Even the big name designers have to answer to board members and investors. The little guys have to answer to their teams and their bank accounts.

I hope you weren't burnt by the honesty, but it's very true what everyone here has said.

Good luck!

#1DaveTroyer

Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

@ManuelMarino - I totally agree with you!

One avenue (aside from learning coding or art) that may be beneficial to idea guys with a head full of dreams is to start working on side projects.

I'm talking about taking on writing for anything from games, comics, or even writing children's books! Its good practice to get your ideas down on paper and making it easy enough to understand. Also, if you work on writing for a game; even if it's not your idea, you will learn how a team works, what is needed from an idea and design document, and make some valuable contacts (provided you don't try and interject your ideas too much and burn some bridges). Posted Image

Like nearly everyone has said, there is no dedicated idea guy in "the industry". On most big budget teams, I've seen ideas come from focus groups and studies or even just based off whats "trending" that very day! On smaller, "indie" teams, the ideas I've worked on stem from the team kicking around ideas and jokes that they think are fun. Indie to me is more like building a tree-fort with friends, but when you're old enough to use power tools and beer.Posted Image

It's never just one guy sitting on a gilded throne atop a pile of cash spewing ideas upon the undeserving masses. Even the big name designers have to answer to board members and investors. The little guys have to answer to their teams and their bank accounts.

I hope you weren't burn by the honesty, but it's very true what everyone here has said.

Good luck!

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