Maybe some people (I doubt it) remember me asking some questions when I was looking for an internship in game audio and now here I am again asking for the next steps to take.
After a VERY hard road and some bad luck (2 studios rejecting me just because the period of the year was not right or so they said at least) I did suceed at getting my internship, it is not really in a game studio but in a company hired to do sound design for video games and developing audio tools to make sound design easier/better for video games.
So I will spent my time (4.5 months internship) doing programming and sound design which will give me a good portfolio (I hope).
I also got very positive reviews on my demo reel by some very "high level" people, one of them who actually worked with Ben Burtt (who is the dude who made the sounds for Star wars). (1)
What I mean by all of that is that I think I am on the right track and I feel confident in my audio level but I would like to put everything on my side in case I need to look for a job if they don't hire my after my internship.
Right now my demo reel is only made of trailers taken from popular games, I don't have any "student" projects with great sounds. I have a short movie with a pretty bad sound because it was my first ever and I have a very little game I have programmed with only voices.
This is because I didn't do a sound design or game school, I have a master degree in signal processing and audio programming. I do sound design as side classes.
I also have basically only 1.5 year of experience in sound design since I discovered it right around January last year so basically I didn't have much time to find student projects (I was actually on 8 overall this year) and all of them sadly died.
I will also maybe get the opportunity to make the sound design for the tramway of my city thanks to (1).
Should I make some little games with Unity and put some sounds in them? I can code decently enough on it to make some small games.
Should I just stick to my demo?
What are your advices?
It is also probably needed to know that I sadly don't live near a game company hub. I live in France which is not the worst but not that good either but I am willing to move obviously almost anywhere, the problem being that I can't just go to the US like that because of the visa stuff.
Thank you for your answers.