After four years of research and over a year of writing, editing, and re-writing, I’m thrilled to announce that my new book Start Your Video Game Career is finally complete, and available for purchase!
This book is a big deal for me personally, since it’s the most in-depth book I’ve ever written. More importantly, I think it will be a powerful tool for you, because it’s packed full of knowledge, guidance, and inspiration to help you start your own successful career in the video game industry.
I worked hard to make it practical, easy to read, and down-to-earth. There’s no need to read it cover to cover if that’s not your style — feel free to skip around between chapters, or read just the sections that cover whichever stage of the journey you happen to be in right now.
Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of exploring a career and getting a job in the game industry, and each section uses a “Q&A” approach so you can quickly find answers to your questions. Here’s a list of the key chapters:
- Choosing a career
- Salary and compensation
- Getting a formal education
- Learning on your own
- Applying for jobs and internships
- Writing your résumé
- building your portfolio
- Interviewing for jobs
- Career networking
- Relocating to take a job
- Alternative work situations
- Succeeding at your job
- Additional wisdom and inspiration
- Now is your time for action
Writing this book was a huge effort, drawing not only from my own experience as a hiring manager in the game industry, but also from interviews and conversations with hundreds of students, professors, other game industry professionals, and fans of my website and podcast.
Thank You for your support, and here’s to an amazing start to your own career as a video game developer!