Games are more than just fun and recreation. It’s a multibillion-dollar industry upon which fortunes are made and lost on a regular basis. For many aspiring computer users Mac and Windows alike, it’s a possible career alternative too. So if you’re looking for a career in gaming, how do you get started? A new publication from CMP Media may help.
Called the Game Career Guide, you can find it on newsstands now, or for purchase and download online from the
Gamasutra Web site
e-store. The online purchase is available in PDF format, so you don’t need to wait for it to be delivered.
A special issue of Game Developer magazine, this publication offers information from game industry veterans on what sort of careers in the industry might be open to you and what skills you’ll need. Also covered is a directory of schools offering game development programs and coursework. The guide provides some illumination on what your educational path should be, how to create attention-getting resumes and demo reels, and how to succeed in an interview.