Starting the second batch of our GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair videos is our session on QA and Production, featuring Terry Lee of Codemasters, Jez Harris of Supermassive Games, Luci Black of Media Molecule and Dan Jacobs of PKR.
QA has long been the one of the most popular routes into the industry, but here our panel discusses what experience it gives candidates for future roles elsewhere in games, as well as the possibility of remaining as a QA specialist. On top of that, the somewhat nebulous role of production, one of the natural progressions of a QA career, is detailed, giving insight into what skills are needed and what the role entails.
Luci Black is a hugely experienced producer, currently working for Guildford-based LBP developer Media Molecule. Also in the field of production is Jez Harris, who has worked in a huge variety of roles at various companies, recently joining Supermassive from UTV Ignition.
Representing QA in two different forms, are Terry Lee and Dan Jacobs. Terry used QA as a stepping stone to move into the industry, whilst Dan has persevered with it and become a much sought-after QA manager.
The session is curated by GamesIndustry.biz senior staff writer, Dan Pearson.