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Help breaking into the video game industry?

I'm trying to get into video games as a career, but I don't really know how to go about doing it. I'm in college, getting an associates in Game Design, possibly a higher degree. I'm also beginning to learn programming so I can put some of my ideas into a demo or two to add onto my resume. I really have two questions- 1. How do I go about getting an internship at a game design company, and which companies are the best to ask? 2. What would be a good platform to build my demos on? Should I flat out learn an programming language, or should I use something like Game Maker?

Asked By: Chef Smallfry - 10/12/2007
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Answered By: Ryot - 10/15/2007
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When breaking into any feild, always look into trade magazines (magazines that have the latest and greatest in the feild), Since the video game industry is getting to a point where fancy graphics and story line meet, you will likely need to show that you have a competency in both the front (graphics) and back (... More
Answered By: angellove21 - 10/12/2007
 
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Answered By: Vicente - 10/15/2007
 
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