I'm currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science at a state university. I enjoy working on demo projects in my spare time. I want to become a video game programmer, likely specializing in gameplay. After graduation, I plan to move to a location with many studios, such as Austin, Seattle, Los Angeles or San Francisco and apply until I get the job.
However, whenever I look at job openings online I'm met with requirements such as:
- X number of years as a developer
- Y number of shipped titles
It seems every job opening I find has these requirements! How am I supposed to break into the industry if doing so requires industry experience?