Success in game development takes a careful balance of hard work, timing, and company politics, whether we like it or not. And yet, getting ahead in your specific discipline doesn't always mean doing what you're told or following advice to the letter.
A few successful developers with some strong, honest opinions have agreed to share their thoughts on what it actually takes to get ahead in the industry. Every level of employee is represented, from the most junior to the executive level. Pseudonyms have been used to allow the authors to speak their minds unconditionally.