So you want to break into the video game industry (you want a game biz job). First, you have to know which type of job you want -- if you don't know which you want, you need to read about the game industry and the types of jobs in it. Then you might need to make a decision. Third, you need to be qualified for the job. Fourth, you need to know how to find information and how to ask good questions (you need to not ask bad questions). Finally, we have tips for getting the job.
So I am looking into getting into game design. I have been researching this and it seems most people suggest NOT getting a degree in game design because what really matters is your portfolio, just wondering if thats the consensus on this.
If so, I still need some training so I was wondering how I should start. Are tutorials the way to go? Or something else?
I am planning on possibly turning this into a career.
Also if you are going to suggest schools, keep in mind I am 33 and my credit is not so great.
Shawn, you might want to read the Breaking In FAQs, since it doesn't sound like you are asking a beginner programming question. Moving this to Breaking In. Back out to the forum, and look for the FAQ link at upper right.
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