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Want to Break Into the Game Industry? Just Give Yourself a Job, Says Valve

GR: "'There are no gatekeepers,' says the industry gatekeeper."

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Nitrowolf21398d ago (Edited 1398d ago )

dayman, fighter of the nightman

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I guess in a sense they are saying that you shouldn't sit put and just wait for it to come to you, just go out and get it, cause honestly the only way you can get a job if you apply yourself to it enough.
Don't ask, just do.

telekineticmantis1398d ago

but suck at the technical part???

HebrewHammer1398d ago

Writer, producer, Community Management - there are a great deal of opportunities outside technical.

jtenma1398d ago

Eh, tbh, you still need some sort of technical know how or artistic ability to portray your ideas to others. So they can get behind your ideas.

Soldierone1398d ago (Edited 1398d ago )

I say it depends. Create your own game and put it on greenlight? Well I don't have any friends reliable to take other positions, and doing it online is risky and also not so reliable as I've tried. I'm not a programmer. I'm learning, but in no way would I be able to program a full game. I don't have equipment or the skills to do sound and music. Visually I don't know anyone good at modeling....

Its like making a movie. Some people are camera people and want to do that. Others are writers, and others are directors. If you are just one, you need to find people for other positions. Then finding people to put in your movie? Thats the challenge.

Overall the gatekeeper is the money in your wallet. Once it runs out, your attempt to break in is done till you get more.

I'm a writer personally, so if someone needs those 100 replies to every question in a game written, thats what I want to do.

matgrowcott1398d ago (Edited 1398d ago )

There are always a million reasons not to do something. There are also a ton of ways to do something.

It's best to work out how to do it, rather than come up with reasons why you shouldn't.

Deadpool6161398d ago (Edited 1398d ago )

Best way of breaking into the game industry is making a game.

*Easier said, than done.*

Shadonic1398d ago

i might start makeing TF2 hats.