Posts Tagged Early Career

Are You Improving At It? Or Just Getting More Comfortable Doing It?

Feb 5, 2015

Short video today, covering a simple point that can make the difference between spending years stuck on a plateau versus finding ways to take your work to another level:     If you know someone who’s going to the gym, for example, month after month but is never increasing their distance covered on the treadmill… Read more »

Most Indie Developers Do Freelance Contracts for Stable Income

Jan 31, 2015

I mentioned this briefly back in October, in Crowded Blue Oceans: Swarms of Peer Competition, but it’s terribly important and really needs its own detailed post. Whether it’s an IGF-winning developer, a profitable small game studio of salaried industry professionals, or a two person team living in a rented mobile home (that was my situation… Read more »

A Frank Look at Making Videogames Professionally

Jul 4, 2014

I meet and speak with so many people that want to make videogames. This desire often begins from an interest in making their own game ideas. Over time, that interest tends to quietly morph into an interest in getting a job making games. These are not the same thing, nor even as related as they… Read more »

Stay With It, Stay In It, Keep At It

Oct 1, 2013

“The world bursts at the seams with people ready to tell you you’re not good enough. On occasion, some may be correct. But do not do their work for them. Seek any job; ask anyone out; pursue any goal. Don’t take it personally when they say ‘no’ — they may not be smart enough to… Read more »

Reader Questions About My Background & Career

Dec 4, 2012

This month I received some questions from students in the Aurora Game Development Club as part of my being a virtual guest speaker via Skype, and separately from a classmate at Georgia Tech that needed answers about a career path for a class (it’s a different set than what Matt D. recently asked, though where… Read more »

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