By Mike Bryan May 21st, 2010 at 12:52 pm 3 Comments
It can be tough for software development professionals to crack into the Gaming industry. Veteran programmers will tell you that it takes passion for game development and a strong portfolio of gaming projects to even be considered. Job seekers often ask me how they can get the skills and experience they need to get their foot in the door.
It is possible to transfer skills from related industries, like computer simulation to video game development. A good example is Terry Michaels, Sony Online Entertainment, Everquest Developer, who used his experience as flight simulator programmer to land his first gaming job.
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By Mike Bryan July 17th, 2009 at 3:52 pm 5 Comments
Serious gamers with a passion for challenges and innovation might consider the career opportunities presented in the medical gaming and simulation field. A new report from the Games for Health Project shows worldwide sales for health-focused games such as Wii Fit, EA Sports Active and Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution have totaled USD $2 billion over an 18 month period. It is no surprise that this year’s annual Games for Health Conference had an unprecedented turnout. The once negative stigma associated with videogames has come full circle to now be embraced as a significant value-add to the learning and health of our society.
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