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.
Hi, I'm currently studying at Westwood Online, working towards a degree in video game art and design. I'm wondering if a few people currently working in the industry would answer a few interview questions, both for a class on breaking into the industry, and to assist myself in reaching a career in the gaming industry. Here are a few questions to start off with:
What company do you work for, and what is your job title?
What were the main steps that helped you to obtain the position you are currently in?
What would you consider to be some of the most challenging aspects in your field?
What do you find to be the most rewarding part of your job?
I work for Interama Games, it's a small company mostly focused on advergames. I'm a programmer x)
My portfolio helped me a lot, also, my previous work experience as a programmer in a university internship.
Man, there's so many challeging things... The code by it self can be really hard, there's some tricky things on the simplest games. But also project management, dealing with clients can be frustrating too.
The AHA moments, the coworkers, this two things make my work really enjoable.