sapphire: December's Swift Scribbles prompt is up here!
Dec 15, 2014 0:21:39 GMT -6
Raphael: Little Big Planet was a cute platformer, but its a bit buggy so I dont respect it as much. The new LoZ looks amazing!
Dec 6, 2014 14:17:40 GMT -6
Zoom zimmy: Then again wasn't that what Little Big Planet was supposed to be? I never really got into it
Dec 5, 2014 13:51:25 GMT -6
Zoom zimmy: And I think the nostalgic element is great. We're getting to the point where the kids who grew up playing video games are entering the market and I wouldn't be surprised if they were interested in something fun and honest
Dec 5, 2014 13:51:11 GMT -6
Zoom zimmy: are open bars and good music and it's always great to be in an area where art and culture is the topic of conversation for a couple hours - but so, SO much of the reason most people go is so that people see them there.
Dec 5, 2014 13:49:22 GMT -6
Zoom zimmy: It's fun and sometimes there
Dec 5, 2014 13:48:26 GMT -6
Zoom zimmy: And about networking: literally all I do it seems is go to freaking events and openings. You think I'm joking but I have four things this weekend, one on Tuesday, one on Wednesday, and two on Friday
Dec 5, 2014 13:48:02 GMT -6
Zoom zimmy: Have you seen the trailer for the new LoZ for Wii? I almost died, it looks so good
Dec 5, 2014 13:47:10 GMT -6
Raphael: It captured my childhood with its fantastical awesomeness. It wasnt trying to be anything. It just was and it was real I wanna say.
Dec 4, 2014 10:44:57 GMT -6
sapphire: What about Legend of Zelda makes it so special to you? (Serious question, not doubting its value, haha.) If you get into that, it might help you decide what your goals are, and then you can match your goals to a company with similar ones.
Dec 4, 2014 1:34:15 GMT -6
sapphire: Excellent point about networking. Make sure you meet people. (I didn't in college, and now I'm really regretting it.)
Dec 4, 2014 1:32:29 GMT -6
Raphael: I want to make games that touch you like childhood nostalgia memories. Aka the legend of zelda for me.
Dec 3, 2014 20:27:35 GMT -6
Raphael: The networking is also a huge thing at this little college, its cool
Dec 3, 2014 20:27:10 GMT -6
Raphael: The school I am going to is really small and is a media and business school and starting a small business is practically the whole class
Dec 3, 2014 20:26:38 GMT -6
Zoomy: Find some balance between those, work hard and smart until you get lucky
Dec 3, 2014 3:13:45 GMT -6
Zoomy: I say diversify. I say specialize.
Dec 3, 2014 3:13:04 GMT -6
Zoomy: Another thing to keep in mind is just how many people are into game dev. It's the biggest industry in the world. No matter what part of the industry you're in, unless you're amazing, you're not guaranteed the job you want.
Dec 3, 2014 3:11:51 GMT -6
Zoomy: For disclosure: my two friends who work at developing games are involved with a fairly small company in my area, and my other friend is more interested in exploring games as digital media, not necessarily entertainment.
Dec 3, 2014 3:09:29 GMT -6
Zoomy: Then again while you're in school, if you make it clear to your profs and colleagues that your final goal is to work for EA or whatever, and you work hard and smart, something could work out. Networking is HUGE.
Dec 3, 2014 3:07:36 GMT -6
Zoomy: My advice: go to college for game design. Start a small company with friends in the business. Produce a couple of solid games. Slap 'em on your resume and head to the big leagues
Dec 3, 2014 3:06:54 GMT -6
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