A Career in Video Game Development

by: Rob Howard

Table of Contents
1. How Games Are Made
2. Understanding the Modern Video Game Industry (And Your Role in It)
3. Developing Your Action Plan to Gat a Job
4. The Portfolio and Resume
5. The Process and How to Navigate It
6. Closing Thoughts-- Go for It!

If you're a gamer, you have probably thought that it might be fun to make games instead of just playing them! While the video game industry is highly competitive, it is also growing. There have never been more opportunities to make video games for a living than right now.

It's hard to take advantage of these opportunities, however, if you do not understand the industry: how games are made and what people in the field actually do. Veteran game developer Rob Howard describes how games are made, what the common job types are, and what skills are required to be hired in these positions.

This book is an easv-to-read, non-technical overview of how the industry works. Anyone from high school students to professionals in other industries can benefit from its clear, friendly explanations of this large and growing field.

About the Author
Rob began his journey in games as a freelance sound designer in 2006. Soon Rob became a game designer and scripter, working on such titles as Bioshock Infinite, Prey 2, Batman: Arkham Origins, and Aliens: Fireteam Elite. In 2019. Rob was appointed to the faculty of Purdue University. He is now a Professor of Practice in the Computer Graphics Technology department, teaching game design.


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