John Dennis wants to know: Could writing for video games be your cup of tea?
What does it take to become a Video Game Writer, and how is writing for games different from linear media like books and film? How can a game writer create a story with endless possibilities, adapting to any choice a player might make — whether expected or unexpected?
Those question (and more) are answered today by John Dennis, who has worked in the game industry over 20 years on diverse titles from the beloved Worms franchise to the mega-hit Call of Duty series. He’s currently a tutor at Arvon academy for their course, Writing for Games: The Art and Business of Creating Interactive Narratives.
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In this episode of Game Industry Career Guide Podcast, I answer a question from Ramo, who asks, “I am currently an airman in the navy, but when I get out I would like to fulfill my dream of becoming a sound producer for a video game company. I would like to know what schools could I attend, and what people I should I connect with?”
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Various educational options for audio engineering and production
- Why career networking is critical to your future audio career
- The best way to grow your career network rapidly, so it will be there when you need it
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Which video game school is right for you?
Choosing a college or university to attend can be a lot of work, and it can feel like a big commitment. That’s because it is!
The top video game design schools in the country are ranked and listed below. But before you decide on a video game school, you should spend time researching your options: Read more ›
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Which degree is required to become a Game Designer?
Is your quest to become a video game designer? If so, you might feel that you’re facing a difficult journey with many decisions to make. Should you go to a video game college, state college or private university? Should you focus on programming, design, or art? Is a 4-year degree enough or is more required of you?
There are many roads to take, and many educational paths to choose. Which one leads to your dream job making games? Read more ›
Find game schools near you
The Internet is full of info about the game industry. But only a handful of resources cut through the noise to offer current, practical information to help you get a job and grow your career in games. And they’ll save you a lot of time and effort along the way.
The resources below are the cream of the crop, and come recommended by top game schools and industry professionals. And – bonus! – most of them are absolutely free. Enjoy!
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