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Working in the video game industry is an incredibly rewarding career, but it’s hard to break in unless you have insider knowledge. This book levels the playing field. Learn how to start your career making video games, directly from game industry expert Jason W. Bay. Topics range from choosing a career track, all the way through writing your resume, building a portfolio, s Working in the video game industry is an incredibly rewarding career, but it’s hard to break in unless you have insider knowledge. This book levels the playing field. Learn how to start your career making video games, directly from game industry expert Jason W. Bay. Topics range from choosing a career track, all the way through writing your resume, building a portfolio, starting your job search, applying for jobs, interviewing, and turning your first job into a successful game development career. After reading this book, you’ll know exactly how to: Choose a game career that matches your life goals, both creatively and financially Get a game development education, either formally or by learning on your own Build a resume and portfolio that will stand out from the crowd Find and apply for game jobs and internships, locally or internationally Compare job offers to select the one with the best pay and perks Find mentors and build a powerful professional network to support your career Succeed in your game development career, wherever it may take you! Whether you're interested in video game art, design, testing, programming, audio, production, or business, this book is everything you need to launch your career making games. What are you waiting for? Your new career starts today! Jason W. Bay has spent more than 15 years in the video game industry. He started as a game tester and worked his way up to become the head of a large game studio, so he knows exactly what hiring managers look for in a job applicant. “Working in the game industry is one of the most engaging and rewarding careers out there,” says Bay. “But it’s a black box — there’s not much information available, and it’s hard to break in unless you have inside contacts. I wrote this book to level the playing field. I’m your inside contact, and I’ll help you understand how to get your first job and how to grow it into a lifelong career making games.”


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Working in the video game industry is an incredibly rewarding career, but it’s hard to break in unless you have insider knowledge. This book levels the playing field. Learn how to start your career making video games, directly from game industry expert Jason W. Bay. Topics range from choosing a career track, all the way through writing your resume, building a portfolio, s Working in the video game industry is an incredibly rewarding career, but it’s hard to break in unless you have insider knowledge. This book levels the playing field. Learn how to start your career making video games, directly from game industry expert Jason W. Bay. Topics range from choosing a career track, all the way through writing your resume, building a portfolio, starting your job search, applying for jobs, interviewing, and turning your first job into a successful game development career. After reading this book, you’ll know exactly how to: Choose a game career that matches your life goals, both creatively and financially Get a game development education, either formally or by learning on your own Build a resume and portfolio that will stand out from the crowd Find and apply for game jobs and internships, locally or internationally Compare job offers to select the one with the best pay and perks Find mentors and build a powerful professional network to support your career Succeed in your game development career, wherever it may take you! Whether you're interested in video game art, design, testing, programming, audio, production, or business, this book is everything you need to launch your career making games. What are you waiting for? Your new career starts today! Jason W. Bay has spent more than 15 years in the video game industry. He started as a game tester and worked his way up to become the head of a large game studio, so he knows exactly what hiring managers look for in a job applicant. “Working in the game industry is one of the most engaging and rewarding careers out there,” says Bay. “But it’s a black box — there’s not much information available, and it’s hard to break in unless you have inside contacts. I wrote this book to level the playing field. I’m your inside contact, and I’ll help you understand how to get your first job and how to grow it into a lifelong career making games.”

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