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DoctorGlow

Member Since 17 Jan 2010
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 11:33 PM

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In Topic: D3D11_Create_Device_Debug Question

25 July 2016 - 09:03 PM

When you click in "Edit List" button, you will be able to enter your executable, which in turn will un-gray all those options. DarkRonin, you need to experiment more on your own.


In Topic: Have I been aged out of the industry? And where else can I go?

24 June 2016 - 06:56 PM

DoctorGlow: ... Do you know what the current retention period is? I thought it was six months, but if it's three, I have to resend them all again.

 

It depends on the company, some keep 3 month, and some can do it up to a year. I would contact company again in about 6 month as a rule of thumb.


In Topic: Have I been aged out of the industry? And where else can I go?

23 June 2016 - 08:30 PM

The bit about 32 years old, I am not sure it is true, specially in the last decade, since game development industry matured. I had and currently am working with teams where average age is in mid 30's, and quite few people are 40's and even 50's. I am quite bit older they you, and last year I started looking for new job, and I did not come across issues with my age. On my current team, I am the second to oldest person, and the oldest is I think 56.

 

Getting a job requires many resumes send, networking, followup, etc, etc,etc. Any time I was looking for the job, when I lost my previous one, I treat that as full time job. It is allot of work to scower job boards/web, create personalized and per job cover letter, keep track of who you send, any contact info, and then followup on previous. And then you repeat that next day, thus doing this 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (Full time job). Good luck.


In Topic: Recent Graduate Looking For Advice

22 June 2016 - 07:44 PM

 

 

Basically its close to a 4 hour round trip for 3.5 hours of time at the venue. I spend on average equal to more time traveling then do I do there which is frustrating.

 

Which surprised me you saying that, since earlier you mention this:

 

 

 

Lastly I really do want to do game jams, I just haven't had many opportunities to do them

 

For me the trip itself  also would have been fun, all excited driving there in anticipation of awesome time. And after the jam, most likely I would be on endorphin high which would make my trip back also a fun drive. If you have motivation and desire, then small inconveniences like that are small compared what you gain. You could possibly meet new contacts, who could help in getting your foot in the door in game companies. As our esteem Tom Sloper says: networking, networking, networking*

 

 

* Maybe I am paraphrasing him :)


In Topic: Local hash

24 May 2016 - 12:30 AM

A, who cares...


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