About the Game Industry Career Guide

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Jason W. Bay

Jason W. Bay
Speaking at the Montreal International Games Summit

Why Game Industry Career Guide?

If you’re looking for a job in games, there’s a lot to learn – and a lot of competition. You need to nail your resume and online portfolio, interviewing, negotiating a salary and landing the gig. And that’s just the beginning.

That’s where Game Industry Career Guide comes to the rescue. This is your information hub for learning about the game industry, getting a job, and building your career making games.

This guide is owned and operated by Jason W. Bay, a 15+ year veteran of the video game industry. Jason’s insider tips and honest (sometimes brutally honest!) advice will put you on the fast track to landing a job doing what you love: making video games.

How Can I Help You?

All the information here is practical, real-world, and free. Fresh tips and advice are added all the time, based on your input. You’re passionate about video games, and this guide can help you turn that passion into a valuable and rewarding career making games for a living.

Check out the advice articles and listen to the podcast, and if there’s anything else you want to know as you kick-start your career, just ask me — I personally answer every email.

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Little Jason opens a Star Wars play set for his birthday.

I’ve been a sci-fi geek since the 1970s. In this Star Wars Creature Cantina, Han always shot first!

About Jason W. Bay

I’m Jason, your career mentor here at Game Industry Career Guide. I’ve spent over 15 years in the game industry, doing lots of different jobs: QA Tester, 3D Modeler, Game Designer, Lead Programmer, Studio Technical Director, Director of Studio Operations, and General Purpose Entrepreneur. (Whew!)

I’ve got years of experience hiring and managing game-makers from many backgrounds. I’ve also written for game industry magazines, spoken at international game industry events, and worked with top game dev educators like DigiPen Institute of Technology, the University of Washington and Bradley University.

Now I’m pouring all my experience into this Career Guide, to help you start and build your own career making video games. You’re going to love it!

Jason W. Bay practices parkour wall runs

Practicing wall-runs. Too much Mirror’s Edge…?

More About Jason W. Bay

What? More? Okay, here.

  • Favorite food: Lucky Charms
  • Favorite movie: Starship Troopers
  • Favorite sport: Parkour (see me do some parkour)
  • Favorite game: Mirror’s Edge (see previous bullet point)
  • Favorite animal: Balrog
  • Favorite joke: Two atoms walk out of a bar. On the cab ride home, one says “oh no, I forgot my electrons!” The second asks, “Are you sure?” The first replies, “Oh yes – I’m positive.”
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