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Marco Roy 09-13-2008 02:25 PM

Interesting Game Career Websites
Here is a list of the most interesting game career advice/resource Websites users of this forum know. Let us know if there are some missing!

Invaluable reads:
Game Career Guide (Obviously!)
Game Developer Magazine
IGDA Breaking In
Games Monk
The Games Game
Darius Kazemi's Networking Advice (Tiny Subversions)
GDC Vault

Try-to-keep-up-with reads:
Game Politics

Valuable reads:
Game Critics
Game Dev Map
Costik Blog
Blitz Games Studio - GameON
50 Books for Everyone in the Games Industry

Education reads:
Scientific Ninja's Thoughts on Game Schools

Design reads:
The Designer’s Notebook
General Game Design
The 400 Project
Deeply Random Thoughts
Design Singularity
Applied Game Design
GIGnews - Designers
international hobo
Google Groups Game Design
Patrick Curry’s Thoughts on Game Design

Programming reads:
Engineering Game Development
Essential Math for Games Programmers
AI Game Development

Artistic reads:
Tips for Aspiring Game Artists

Business reads:

Game Industry Grunts

The Elusive Demo Portfolio <-- also contains layout tips <-- modeling and such.

Level Design Reads: ... Design.pdf <-- A .PDF file. <-- a .doc file.




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Hammer (Source):

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Adrir 09-13-2008 03:37 PM

Awesome list! Thank you for sharing this with us Marco!

Don't forget Game Politics and Furthermore, it might be more clear if you label Tiny Subversions as Darius Kazemi's Networking Advice (Tiny Subversions).

Marco Roy 09-13-2008 04:07 PM

Done, thanks Adrir!

izmiller 09-25-2008 08:18 AM

Careers websites there's a lot of information and resources on this site too!

dariusk 09-26-2008 09:43 AM

Heh, I like how I'm valuable, but not quite invaluable. :)

Gshonk 09-26-2008 10:40 AM

Hahah, I would mark you as invaluable, your advice helped me stick out at GDC and meet a ton of people. Including you though I never introduced myself, I worked your session in February in my bright pink shirt.
And on top of that it helped me get a job in the industry so I would say a big you are valuable Thank You. :)

Protector one 09-26-2008 12:21 PM

In one or two years, every convention will be flooded with bright-colored t-shirts. Then it will be really difficult to stand out. I call dibs on the Yellow Submarine outfit. (I have this great idea for a periscope that will be able to actually raise and lower.)

Marco Roy 09-27-2008 09:35 PM

There you go Darius ;) I don't really know why I didn't put your blog with the invaluables at first.

dariusk 10-02-2008 06:50 AM

Grant, I totally know who you are. I did get your business card, and you DO link my website from yours.

Gshonk 10-02-2008 08:03 AM

Haha. Oops I forgot about giving you that. :)

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