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What is the best way to get a game programming job?

I just graduated from College with a Comp Sci. Degree I have toyed around with Ogre 3D, and programmed some other smaller oldschool games using C++. I am currently looking at obtaining Torque and creating some small demos. Is this the best route to get hired or are there others ways to get noticed and get an interview?

Asked By: Elberath - 11/13/2007
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To get a job as a game programmer, all you need is a Computer Science degree and a resume. Creating a mod or an independent game can be helpful towards making your resume stand out, but it is definitely not necessary. You can work on projects such as those while you start looking for full-time work, but you should... More
Answered By: Ryot - 11/13/2007
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Making a great mod has landed some modders jobs for sure. It'll definitely get ye noticed!
Answered By: Master Why - 11/13/2007
 
Look at the courses started by Dr. Randal Pausch at Carnegie Mellon. They have a worldwide recognition. Heard of Alice? It came from that course... More
Answered By: katnev - 11/13/2007
 
Design some levels with a level editor supplied with some games and submit them, that is how many people have gotten jobs in the field. Here is a job faq from Blizzard: http://www.blizzard.com/jobopp/faq.shtml
Answered By: The Mentor - 11/13/2007
 
you are on the right track... get a college buddy that majored in music, another that majored in art, another that did webdesign and get together and create a little game... that way each of you will have your name in the credits... give the game away for free to get your name out and off you go... plus you'll have... More
Answered By: runFunning - 11/13/2007
 
I was going to say, #1 get a degree in computer science. Ogre is a great engine too, expect commercial engines to resemble it... More
Answered By: Pfo - 11/13/2007
 
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