Hello and welcome to videojug. For many, working in the video game industry would be a dream job. It’s a world full of creativity, innovation, and cutting edge technology. [Our job is to make up a world for players to play in, create stories for them to experience and give them stuff to fight.] Sounds good, right? But how do you break in? There’s just so much competition. We sat down to find out how they got in back in the day and how you can break in now.
Many people in the industry start out in a lower-level position and rise up through the ranks. It’s a good idea to keep one eye on the gaming companies’ websites for any and all openings. If you can’t design giant robots right away, getting your foot in the door is a big step.
It will come as a surprise to no one that video game companies like people who are familiar with software and hardware. So, while we don’t think you’re required to have a certificate from a foreign military it couldn’t hurt to take some computer science classes.
Video games are becoming more and more cinematic. And while gameplaying and graphics are important, a compelling plot keeps players hooked. Like most storytellers, aspiring game designers are aided by an appetite for books and a powerful imagination.
Being in the right place at the right time never hurts anyone.