I can’t tell you how many teenagers I meet who tell me they want to break into the “video game field”. Based on just what I hear about the popularity of this field, I wonder who’ll do the mundane things in life in the future like bake bread, operate power plants, and do brain surgery?
This article from Forbes is an excellent introduction for people who want to know how to make money by working/playing in the video game field. If you want to separate the fact from the fiction start here. For starters I like how they say up front that it’s more fun PLAYING the games as a user than actually CREATING them… hey, that’s why they call it work and people get paid to do it.
For all of you who want to make money playing video games, enjoy!
Here’s a trick to get Mom off your back: The next time she tells you to stop wasting so much time playing Madden NFL ’07, tell her you’re just training for a career.
There are now about 500 new videogames hitting the shelves every year, according to market research company NPD Group, and all those game studios need teams of driven, highly skilled gamers who can develop and produce virtual worlds.
There are many ways to break into the videogame industry, experts say. The pathway into sought-after studios like Electronic Arts, THQ and Ubisoft Entertainment isn’t always glamorous, but the payoffs can include financial success and the chance to create something enjoyed by kids from Boston to Beijing.
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