As we covered this subject last year to be honest I don't think my views have changed a great deal on the matter. All I can do is keep at it and work as hard a possible. I hope as this industry grows it will create more opportunity for people like myself to show what we are capable of doing.
The game industry is a massive industry these days. And as its popularity grows it's not hard to understand why there is more and more people that want a job developing games. Personally I wish I had have got into the industry a few years ago. Its allot to learn with all the technical advances game engines have incorporated over the years. Everyone want to be the next best thing when it comes to releasing a game. The industry is very competitive. Original ideas have been copied from game to game in order to try and boost sales. For example for me having tried crysis 2 multiplayer it felt like call of duty with the added ability to me invisible for a few seconds. But if that s what people want that what people get. As long as it makes money that the main goal for any developer.
So that is what it boils down to. An employer not matter what they say about what they look for when looking for people it boils down to the same thing. Can you make them money.
For me the one thing that it worrying me when I look for a job is not having any experience developing for an actual game. But being fresh blood I feel I have the ambition and dedication to want to do well. I want to work with a great team of talented artists and create the best game possible and in return for the game selling lots of copies and making loads of money. I get job satisfaction and something to feel proud of. Oh and I also get a pay check at the end of every month. For me if you're willing to do a job and do it to your best ability and try to learn as much as possible to become reply good at what you do, that all that matters. I just hope that when I look for jobs people can see potential in me.