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#1 CodeZer0   Members   -  Reputation: 236

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 07:06 AM

I need suggestion for choosing between these two game jobs 

 

 

 

 

company 1  junior game programmer :

 

the Company is into Animation and CG outsourcing for Movie production house and AAA game studios. have a very good reputation with their customers.

 

 

job offered Junior Game programmer  in R and D department , as the company wants to evolve they are looking forward into game development

 my responsibility will be creating plugins, game , cg and VR applications

 

salary is 30% higher than company 2;

 

 

 

 

Company 2 Junior Game play programmer

 

A Indie Game company started by industrial veterans experienced from top AAA companies . they are into development of RPG game scheduled to release in a year and 40% game development is done 

 

will be responsible to work under game play programmer  helping in game play functional-ties and will be working remotely as the parent company is in  spain 

 

 

salary is 30% lower than company 1 but promised to raise the salary  after 3 months of probation period .

 

the company 1 looks attractive as in terms of salary but company 2 is into game play it gives you the sanctification of game development .

 

 

as I am in the entry level I would like you experienced people to guide me threw   by differentiating this two profiles and the growth in the game development industry. in the case if i select company 1 can I switch to game play in future and should I start from scratch or ?   



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#2 hydravink   Members   -  Reputation: 104

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 09:33 AM

company 1... but only if you program for fun..


My current project is Caventure, a MMORPG.

I am a 15 year old developer. I am programming for fun since 5 years.


#3 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 11254

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:17 AM

I need suggestion for choosing between these two game jobs
company 1 junior game programmer :
Company 2 Junior Game play programmer
the company 1 looks attractive as in terms of salary but company 2 is into game play it gives you the sanctification of game development


Codezero, you need to make a decision grid. http://sloperama.com/advice/m70.htm
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#4 Kryzon   Prime Members   -  Reputation: 3509

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 04:54 PM

Opportunity #1 seems to have the most potential.
The two points that caught my attention are:

- It's an R&D job, which means you'll be seeing fresh challenges and have the opportunity to grow.
- It's not remote, like the second opportunity. So you'll be able to go there and meet people, have meetings and discussions, make contacts and learn from your supervisor(s). Perhaps go to events and conferences.
The amount of contact with the industry seems stronger with this one.

#5 CodeZer0   Members   -  Reputation: 236

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 01:26 AM


Thanks a lot everyone for your valuable reply .  :)  and will make the decision tree 



#6 Orymus3   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 13977

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:47 AM

Technically your post tells us what the opportunities are, but not who you are, and what you want to achieve. Without this information, I can't help.


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#7 CodeZer0   Members   -  Reputation: 236

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 12:25 AM

Technically your post tells us what the opportunities are, but not who you are, and what you want to achieve. Without this information, I can't help.

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#8 Orymus3   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 13977

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 07:31 AM

Then company 2 is the one I'd choose.

It gives you hands-on experience in developing an actual game, allows you to have a title under your belt (assuming you trust they will ship it at some point and not go bankrupt).

Money is irrelevant to your endgame here, and don't put too much hopes on that raise, it shouldn't factor in your decision. 

What you need is a big win, so take the job and do everything you can to have the project ship. Try to build relationships while you're at it.

 

That way, even if things must end badly, you'll have made the most out of what you were given.

 

Company 1 is still good, but it would be the safer/longer term approach and it can throw you in a tangent... People I've seen doing this type of move never ended up making games per se. It's not sad or unfortunate though. From your profile however, I gather that you want to work on games.


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#9 CodeZer0   Members   -  Reputation: 236

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 06:26 AM

Then company 2 is the one I'd choose.

It gives you hands-on experience in developing an actual game, allows you to have a title under your belt (assuming you trust they will ship it at some point and not go bankrupt).

Money is irrelevant to your endgame here, and don't put too much hopes on that raise, it shouldn't factor in your decision. 

What you need is a big win, so take the job and do everything you can to have the project ship. Try to build relationships while you're at it.

 

That way, even if things must end badly, you'll have made the most out of what you were given.

 

Company 1 is still good, but it would be the safer/longer term approach and it can throw you in a tangent... People I've seen doing this type of move never ended up making games per se. It's not sad or unfortunate though. From your profile however, I gather that you want to work on games.

 

 

Thank You very much for your Valuable suggestion. I did Choose Company 2 and it had been three month since i took the job .  i"m working to my core and i'm loving my involvement in the game. the work i'm doing here makes me happier and being recognized for my work .. :)  Thank you  



#10 Tom Sloper   Moderators   -  Reputation: 11254

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 07:42 AM

Glad to hear you got the job!
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