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Posted 17 August 2001 - 06:48 AM
Original post by Calibur as boolean
actually im 14! and i got a job already offered to me for a major netowork company.. lol they game me tonz of hardware and there catch was i have to apply for a job when im 16.. guess the average pay? 60,000$ A FREAKING YEAR! yeah. that means ill be making 1/2 of what my dad makes, and im like 1/4 of his age :D lol.. but see programmers make alot of money..
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Posted 24 August 2001 - 05:02 PM
Original post by Anonymous Poster
Afransen, where about do you live in Ontairo?
I live in the Niagara Region, south of Toronto.
...but they won''t accept me until I''m at least in my OAC year, which is .... well, that''s another story.
You''re sixteen? OAC is being phased out for my year, so I presume you were in Grade Eleven for 2000/2001 and you will be entering Grade Twelve in a week and a half?
Every game programming postion I''ve ever seen wants you to have 1-5 years experience in the game industry and/or a publushed title. A CS or related degree is also usually a requirment. Besides, if you want to work in Ontario, you might need to take a job in *shudder* data bases or (even worse =) e-commerce. And those jobs are a dime a dozen if you have a degree.
That''s what I was afraid of. I know of an individual who got a job with EA in British Columbia. He graduated from University of Waterloo''s Computer Science program. I am not sure how truthful the individual was, as he claimed to be involved in design as well as programming (he was working on a sports game... NHL ''99, I believe) and also claimed to be very generously paid (going by the numbers you listed... he claimed over 100k Cdn., which I found suspect) but since I did not speak with him directly I was not certain (hence my post here).
Waterloo has a reputation, but then again, so does MIT. Is your average above 90? Waterloo is out to keep it''s reputation =)
Yes. I would imagine they don''t get too many applicants that way, though. Since I will be graduating during the so-called "double-cohort" entry requirements will be even more demanding. I find a minimum average in the 90''s% to be a bit unusual. Are you certain of this?
Pay in the game industry varies. Don''t believe the joke that game programmers are paid less then there counterparts. Take a look at Software developer magazine they publish salary statistics once a year. Game programmers (unless they are lying) make similar wages. Of course, you could always send an email to a couple deveolper houses, and ask them what the average wage is.
I will do that, thanks.
Finally skills... I take it you''ve already got some good programming background? I''d suggest working at making a couple complete games. Then work on some really cool demos that show off your talent. You might as well create a portfollio as you go ;-)
Yes and no. I have been fooling around with C++ and Basic... is there anything else you would recommend learning?
Anyways, I hope I''ve provided the little insight I have.
I am just wondering if there is somewhere else that would be more appropriate than Waterloo given the field of work I want to join.
Thank you for your time.
Posted 24 August 2001 - 05:12 PM