Paid to Play
ON SALE: 11 Sept 2006
PAGES: 224 pages
TRIM SIZE: 5-3/16 x 8
IMPRINT: Prima Games
FORMAT: Trade Paperback
Currently there are no other video game career guides with over 100 interviews from current, working game professionals. They are fully candid and give readers an unvarnished look inside the industry. The biggest secret? It's actually work.
Three authors contributed to this book and two games industry insiders with over 25 years combined experience in the games industry. One author is a certified career counselor with over 15 years experience in career development with Fortune 100 companies. The other two authors have worked on over 1000 game reviews, 70 strategy guides, and scripted storylines for over five different video games.
The books compiles interviews with over 100 game industry professionals; each chapter covers a job in the games industry, such as Journalist or 3D Artist. For each job classification, readers will learn:
What exactly do you do?
How many hours a week do you work?
How many hours a week do you spend playing games for your job and for fun?
Where do you work (at home, in an office, etc.)?
How did you get the job (and how do I get the job), from education to geographical location to past experience?
What are the best and worst parts of the job?
What resources and technology do you have at your disposal?
What is your annual salary range, and what kind of a car do you drive (the questions everyone really wants the answers to)?