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Hard Questions for Professional Developers

30 July 2012 - 08:17 PM

So I have an assignment due later on tonight that requires me to ask professionals questions about the work environment, the industry and their experiences so what better place than here. I would like to hear some responses from any professional game developers that may stumble across this.

. What are the biggest differences in the development process between the game industry and enterprise software development.
2. How important is it to have a Master's Degree in the game's industry, and why or why not?
3. What in your opinion is the "industry standard" for appearance, culture and communication? Is is similar to enterprise development as far as professionalism and dress?
4. In your opinion, what are the most desirable attributes that a company looks for when they hire a game developer?
5. What is being an intern like? Do you make them stock vending machines and only give them "non critical" work or do you treat them like an employee?
6. What made you interested in becoming a game developer?
7. What advice do you have for someone who wants to enter the game industry as a programmer?

I know that some of these may be answered around on the forums, but I'm looking for answers from professional developers who are in the industry. Thanks very much for taking the time and I look forward to hearing your answers!