For those who want to prove their parents wrong and turn their love of video games into a paying gig, game developer Codemasters offers a series of online career guides. Available for download at www.codemasters.com/jobs/careers, the guides offer advice on the background, education and skills needed to get a job in the gaming industry.
According to Codemasters, the guides are an ideal reference point for people still in school and deciding which courses to take. The company launched the program as a response to the thousands of emails and letters received from students seeking recommendation on courses and qualifications. The series focuses on attaining graphics, programming and quality assurance positions. Prepared by people working in those areas at Codemasters, the advice is intended to be both practical and inspirational.
The guides also detail different positions within each field, including 2D and 3D graphic arts, programming and quality assurance.