So you want to work in a game studio

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Tips on how to counsel students who want to turn their love of video games into a professional career.

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So you want to work in a game studio

  1. 1. What careers are available?  Design: Writing, Art  Programming: Gameplay, Graphics, Artificial Intelligence  Production: Planning, Marketing What are studios looking for in future employees?  Experience is a must  Members of professional organizations  Connected through networking  Willingness to start small Learn more: International Game Developer Association: www.igda.org Game Developer Conference: www.gdconf.com Game Career Guide: www.gamecareerguide.com Make Video Gaming a Part of your future What skills do you need to thrive & succeed in the video gaming industry?  DRIVE & Passion  Competitive & Self-Starter  Creative & Flexible  Skill & Dynamic Portfolio “Learn programming! A band manager doesn’t need to play the guitar, but still needs to understand music. An understanding of programming is key to success in the gaming business.” Russell McDonald www.mycca.net info@mycca.net ©2013

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