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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:15 AM
Posted 12 February 2012 - 05:59 PM
1. Then I started to learn programming and fell in love with it, odd I know
2. I am here to ask some questions for the collective wisdom of the GameDev.net community.
3. I hear a lot that the UK is a great country for innovation in gaming, we have a lot of smart and creative people,
4. but a recurring theme I hear a lot is a lack of 'skilled' developers in the UK industry.
5. I have briefly looked at jobs available in the UK but it seems almost all require 3+ years of direct industry experience
6. if there's a lack of talent in the industry, why isn't more being done to encourage graduates?
7. I'm starting to feel like my lack of participation in extra curricular projects has killed any chance.
8. I also hear a lot about developers getting stuck just making rather uninteresting flash games for their career, I want to work in the really technical side, physics engines, graphics engines or whatever I find the most interesting.
9. my dads house is about a 10-15 minute walk from Cryteks UK studios... they only hire people who have done projects with their engine.
10. am I just one in many thousands who are after these jobs, but not at the top of the pile?
11. Am I listening too much to nay saying?
12. Does anyone have any solid advice,
13. preferably specific to the UK industry?
14. I can only imagine there are a tonne of threads similar to this here, but none of them really had any answers I hadn't seen before,
15. most people seem keen on the more design and less technical elements of development
16. or have no higher education qualification,
17. I suppose I should ask whether or not that even matters (physics degree)?
Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:44 PM
Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:37 AM
There probably exist similar graduate positions offered by some games companies? At least I found some to apply to when I was in that position, and got a job offer (in the UK).
I hear a lot that the UK is a great country for innovation in gaming, we have a lot of smart and creative people, but a recurring theme I hear a lot is a lack of 'skilled' developers in the UK industry. I have briefly looked at jobs available in the UK but it seems almost all require 3+ years of direct industry experience and I've found this very disheartening. I can understand why companies want people with experience, however looking at a lot of my graduate friends, they have jobs with amazing companies who are teaching them the industry and bringing out their full potential. It also appears to me if there's a lack of talent in the industry, why isn't more being done to encourage graduates?
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