How to Get Into the Games Industry – A Recruiter's Top 5 Tips

How to Get Into the Games Industry – A Recruiter's Top 5 Tips

Are you wondering how to get into the games industry? Don’t miss this opportunity to get our recruiter Sebastian’s 5 top tips!

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  1. I am GOO on October 17, 2021 at 9:29 am

    I have a discord for people who want to make games. People who have different skills can use this to share ideas and meet others too!
    Please check it out. Im building a game creator community 🙂

  2. Sean Juillerat on October 17, 2021 at 9:33 am

    From what I have seen on LinkedIn of people who are currently working in the industry (focusing more on the art side, so lighting artist, environment artist, 3d modeler etc…), the one commonality between all of them is he/she went to school, graduated from school with some type of game art or game design type degree. I have not see any cases of "I majored in History, worked in customer service on the side, built up my portfolio and then got a job as a lighting artist (or whatever job):, rather it is more likely the case of "I went back to school for a degree in game art then got a job as Jr. Lighting artist"- the school part is vital, that is the commonality. Now I am sure you will find people who got a job in the video game industry in spite of having no related school degree (they majored in English, Psychology, economics etc…) but the overwhelming, the overwhelming majority is you have to go to school and graduate with some type of game art or programming degree to get a job in the industry. Now obviously a degree by itself is not enough, you still have to work on the portfolio, you still have to learn the software etc… but if you don’t have a related degree, I don’t think self study alone will be enough.

    I mean if HR is looking at Candidate A: he has a resume, portfolio a non-related degree and no years of previous experience in the game industry, Vs Candidate B: he has a resume, portfolio, a related degree (so some type of game art/animation/programming/lighting etc…) and no years of previous experience in the game industry, whose resume do you think HR is goin to forward? Probably not candidate A, I mean why would they when Candidate B has all the qualifications of candidate A plus candidate B went to school for some type of game related degree. And to be clear this is not a knock on HR

    This is not to discourage anyone from pursing a career in video games but to be realistic. From my observations, from what I have seen on LinkedIn, the one common factor that links most of the people working in the entry level gaming role is he/she went to school for some type of game art/programming, some type of game relate degree. So I think what we can conclude is, if you are still in high school and went a job in the game industry then you have to major in some type of game related degree. If you already graduated college and want to work in the game industry (lets assume art or programming side) then you have to go back to school to get some type of game related degree. Again this is not to denigrate the importance of the portfolio or of learning the software on your own but simply that won’t be enough to get
    "past HR" if you also don’t have some type of game related degree.

  3. sidewayz on October 17, 2021 at 9:33 am

    I have ideas that’s all . I can’t code , I can’t manage money or people. Is there a job for the "idea guy"

  4. LEROX ルブ on October 17, 2021 at 9:35 am

    so is it possible to get a job in game dev without having a degree, i mean with just experience?

  5. Moodesty Inthemood on October 17, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Det är ju jättesvårt att komma in i branschen när det alltid krävs erfarenhet på minst 3 år. En nyexaminerad med inga kontakter inom branschen har ingen chans det är nästintill OMÖJLIGT . Säga vad man vill , men det handlar om att ha kontakter. Kunskaper och talang har en person som har examination med toppbetyg därefter ska det finnas möjlighet att utvecklas när man får jobb.

  6. el Maxo on October 17, 2021 at 9:37 am

    i wanna be a designer

  7. I Love Gaming on October 17, 2021 at 9:38 am

    I am trying to be an Inde Game dev and to start my own gaming company is my dream i’am just 15 and i am self learing Through Unreal Engine
    And making 2-D and 3-d Games
    Love from India

  8. Anony Mouse on October 17, 2021 at 9:41 am

    What kind of job position could I get in the gaming industry giving advice about video game mechanics (what works, what doesn’t work well, what players will like, what they won’t, the border between fun and challenge, etc.). I also perhaps want to be involved in the actual writing and execution of the story if it has one.

  9. BN OK on October 17, 2021 at 9:43 am

    the rejection is auto generated , how can i get a feedback from a recruiter …. even on linkedin no one give a response they just ghost

  10. Troy Hayder on October 17, 2021 at 9:44 am

    By listening to turds fap off about how to get into a shitty underpaid job where everyone’s a dick with an ego who will shit over everything you do…

  11. Angelica on October 17, 2021 at 9:45 am

    I’m currently 14, and next year I’m going into high school, but I have applied to a stem school where I plan to take game design and animation. I hope I love it! ♥️

  12. Ariana Butler on October 17, 2021 at 9:46 am

    But what if I want to be on the marketing and advertisement side of the gaming industry.

  13. Smooth smoothie 68 419 on October 17, 2021 at 9:46 am

    I can’t even imagine how awesome it will be to leave school and have a job making video games

    I’m 14 going into high school, what are some classes or fields I should focus on to better my chances

  14. yeshwanth sai on October 17, 2021 at 9:47 am

    I’m currently working as SDE-2 in a product company. And I want to do masters in Game development (programming) in U.S. can anyone please guide me on what all universities can I apply for?

  15. Lorenz A on October 17, 2021 at 9:47 am

    Top tips from a 15 yea industry vet that has worked on multiple AAA titles:
    1. Be a woman (this is honest, and gives you an edge)
    2. Be multi-faceted. You cannot just be a"designer" or an "engineer". You can of course specialize, having a secondary skill is crucial for longevity.
    3. Ability to critically think through problems. Demonstrate problems you’ve identified with the games the studio makes you are applying for. Then solve those problems, it will blow them away.
    4. Have a focused portfolio of only your best work. Some sketches (if an artist are welcomed for demonstrating your process to tackling visual design). If an engineer, then know your fundamentals well, be able to talk through the reasoning of your code. Demonstrate thinking big picture.
    5. Do game jams. This one is a no brainer to see the benefits along the lines of cross disciplinary tools you will be exposed to,and the experience you get when making a game. You’ll also get a portfolio piece out of it if you’re lucky.

  16. Abhigyan Khaund on October 17, 2021 at 9:48 am

    Fucking lie. I m a programmer and a full stack developer but have never any game before. I thought of applying at ubisoft as a programmer and they were asking for my project in game making using unity or any other engine

  17. Microbiologist ihsan on October 17, 2021 at 9:48 am

    i am learning Online and learned much .

  18. Moodesty Inthemood on October 17, 2021 at 9:53 am

    It is very difficult to enter the industry when experience of at least 3 years is always required. A new graduate student with no contacts in the industry has no chance! it is almost IMPOSSIBLE. Say what you want, but it’s about having contacts. Every time one applies for a job, they get the answer that they need experiencel For example in sound design, there is no feedback about the Demo or the application . The feedback is that they want one with more experience.

  19. GameTester on October 17, 2021 at 9:54 am

    No that not enough ….suppose I love playing games and I want to be game tester that’s just not enough

  20. Simone Rinaldo on October 17, 2021 at 9:54 am

    I’m 24 years old passionate Italian HR just master graduated professional. I spent my entire childhood playing Ubisoft games and I’ll be so willing to joing you. I’ve applying seveal times but I have never been considered even tough I could be useful performing HR e Recruitment operations. I’m constantly surrounded by gamers and developers so I know technical vocaboulary and processes behind the making of complex game.

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  22. Davis Designs on October 17, 2021 at 9:54 am

    "Ask for Feedback"

  23. Mohamed- Kahlawy on October 17, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Can you help me?
    When making tracking to transfer patches to the Windows folder, an error message appears to me. Do I have to do anything before transferring the patches?

  24. Moodesty Inthemood on October 17, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Hej Massive, jag har hört att man kan kallas till intervju på rekommendation av någon som känner till ens arbete eller arbetar hos er. D.vs när man har sökt en tjänst. Stämmer det?

  25. Toni MMC on October 17, 2021 at 9:55 am

    Currently holding a job in the manufacturing industry and trying to transition into the games industry while getting through a degree program somewhat related to games (BSc Multimedia tech & design). I don’t know how to start. A lot of the tips mentioned already involves experience.

  26. Kp1832 Phelan on October 17, 2021 at 9:56 am

    i just want to test video games not design them

  27. Adam Caretta on October 17, 2021 at 9:56 am

    That Star Wars game better be a banger

  28. Endless Hybrids on October 17, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Excellent tips for starting in almost any industry. Start by specializing and building deep skills in that specialty. You need to offer specific skills that are valuable to an employer.

  29. JROGaming on October 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

    This helped a lot! Although I’m not looking into being a part of the development team, I hope to help game companies with their branding in the future since I’m currently studying advertising. I just want to support companies I believe in and hope to help in any way possible!

  30. Rough Galaxy on October 17, 2021 at 10:01 am

    I’ve always had a knack for customer-facing roles, throw in a long moderately successful stream career and that I’ve been in moderation and community-focused positions, I’ve been trying for nearly two years to get my foot in the door in community management. I feel that having a "mundane" CV full of customer-facing jobs like management at a grocery store just doesn’t pull the same attention from a recruiter or hiring team, despite the significant amount of skills and experience that cross over.

  31. ZERØ on October 17, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I just want an office job in a game company

  32. vayu bhavsar on October 17, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Is it possible be be an animator and a programmer in game dev at the same time? I am very much invested in both and can’t choose my specialization

  33. Funny comics Extra on October 17, 2021 at 10:05 am

    Thanks for this information. In about 7 years I’m going to join a game company so I will use these tips

  34. Concept Art by Alfredo on October 17, 2021 at 10:06 am

    Awesome that’s how I got in, got rejected many times and made it. Don’t give up

  35. EYESOCK on October 17, 2021 at 10:06 am

    I need a mocap job…..
    Like an actor, the thing is i will need to work in movies

  36. Akio Fujiwara on October 17, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Thanks man! I love game localization

  37. Kp1832 Phelan on October 17, 2021 at 10:13 am

    i having been trying years to get a job at video game company . all i get is a rejection letter nothing more. rejected 29 times why no experience . ?

  38. Phil Harland on October 17, 2021 at 10:16 am

    54 Rejections so far (only 2 interviews), but I’m not giving up! I’ll get there one day!!!! :o)

  39. Carl H on October 17, 2021 at 10:16 am

    How about a video on how Sebastian goes about his job; what does a ‘recruiter’ do in the gaming industry?

  40. Vedant A on October 17, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Can freshers join Massive for animation?

  41. Aryan Gharde on October 17, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Thank for such a video explaining about this career option. I am currently trying to figure out what can I approach as a career option and listing them and cancelling them out after getting an overlook of the aspects of that career and the fact if I really have interest in it and can do it. So thanks, I really appreciate it.
    And most probably I will make my career somewhere in gaming industry, for some obvious and personal reasons.

  42. Cinematic Film on October 17, 2021 at 10:19 am

    only honest way to get job is widen your network with professional who are working in industry and make friend with him and get recommended. To be friend with professional, you have to be on their level. Simple but hard.

  43. OpticGhost on October 17, 2021 at 10:20 am

    I really liked this, very helpful and informative.

  44. Muhammad Mustafa on October 17, 2021 at 10:21 am

    42k watching this .how they select me there..

  45. Wipeout on October 17, 2021 at 10:21 am

    every 3D artist role i’ve applied for i’ve never 1s had feedback, and when i ask them for feedback i don’t hear anything back from them or they say they cant give feedback.

    its like them saying oh your not right for the role but i can’t tell you why. its so stupid recruiters actually put me off applying for roles because they don’t understand the roles themselves.

  46. MrKickasser on October 17, 2021 at 10:21 am

    Ubisoft developers cant even write a code, but instead, they are social justyfied 😀

  47. Avin96 on October 17, 2021 at 10:22 am

    This great advice for me an motive right now I’m only good modeling. texturing bit bad not that bad also learning to rig in my region I think 10 to 5% want to be game dev sometimes I just lost hope but still going and this video really help me to motive more I started joining other community discord to

  48. Clash is Fun on October 17, 2021 at 10:23 am

    I completed my degree in Bsc.Visual Communnication. can I get a job in gaming industry? now I am just learning C,C++ and then I am willing to study python. Actually I am playing games for 9 years recent time I quit from all games, now I am just watching games of youtubers. I have big dreams about making my own pc game like open world games …

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  50. G LUONG on October 17, 2021 at 10:23 am

    How to get an internship at a video game company:
    have 20+ years of coding experience
    have masters degree in video game design
    Created over 500 games