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Old April 11th, 2013 (02:33 AM).
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(note: I don't know if it would fit anywhere else. It just didn't seem to fit anywhere else)

In the future, I want to be involed in the creation of video games. But I don't know which jobs are out there.

I know some of the bigger titles but I also want to know more sub catogory (particually in game designers). I know that there are programmers, game designers, level builders/editors.
(there are also more art related jobs but I ain't interested in them).

I know some of you are game makers (independant and communally), could you help me expand my knowledge?

(Also if you don't mind, could you leave me a link to a youtube video that focuses on coding using a notepad on windows. Thank you)
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Old April 11th, 2013 (09:15 PM). Edited April 12th, 2013 by Yankas.
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This all depends on the scope of the game, large AAA-developers will have a lot more roles to fill from sound technicians and story writer to voice actors. While in a very small indie studio you may find that they have only one developer who does all kind of miscellaneous stuff and an artist (Team Meat is a notable example). You'll also likely find everything in between those extremes.
You'll also find that in larger projects a programmer is not just a programmer, you'll have game play developers, network developers, graphics programmers etc.

So the answer depends mostly on what you actually want to work on in video games.
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Old April 12th, 2013 (12:33 AM). Edited April 12th, 2013 by MeerFall.
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Quote originally posted by Bloodex:
Moving this over to Video Games.

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Thank you, sorry to bother you.

Quote originally posted by Yankas:
This all depends on the scope of the game, large AAA-developers will have a lot more roles to fill from sound technicians and story writer to voice actors. While in a very small indie studio you may find that they have only one developer who does all kind of miscellaneous stuff and an artist (Team Meat is a notable example). You'll also likely find everything in between those extremes.
You'll also find that in larger projects a programmer is just a programmer, you'll have game play developers, network developers, graphics programmers etc.

So the answer depends mostly on what you actually want to work on in video games.
Thanks for the info! I don't actually know what I want to work on but I probably get into smaller studios.
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Attend events like GDC (except not this year, even though it's over. Man what a mess) or ECGC, sign up for the IGDA, keep close tabs on or get involved in the Independant Games Festival, make some contacts on LinkedIn. If there's a GameJam in your area, and it's doing the 48 hour event? ATTEND.

Basically, that's all just for starters. The starter of starters.
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Quote originally posted by dbp:
Attend events like GDC (except not this year, even though it's over. Man what a mess) or ECGC, sign up for the IGDA, keep close tabs on or get involved in the Independant Games Festival, make some contacts on LinkedIn. If there's a GameJam in your area, and it's doing the 48 hour event? ATTEND.

Basically, that's all just for starters. The starter of starters.

Thank you for the advice!
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