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This topic contains 14 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  aphra 12 years, 6 months ago.

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  • #4195

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Hi all,

    summer is called the silly season by media pundits cause people are away on holidays and serious reporting doesn’t get done. So I am looking for alternative ideas for features/news/columns.

    One idea might be a day in the life section where people working in the industry write a short piece/answer some questions about what they are working on and a regular day in their world? Would people be interested in this type of thing. Just as something new for the summer and if successful we could intersperse them throughout the year?

    other ideas?

    Aphra.

  • #21795

    Skyclad
    Participant

    DC seem to be gone into hiding, but a lot seems to have been happening in the mobile sector recently. With Bitrabbit getting off the ground, and tko/nephin/upstart seemingly looking insatiably for more people, an interim review of the growth of the mobile sector might be an idea.

  • #21798

    peter_b
    Participant

    ya a day in the life of a developer.

    Game reviews?

    Could have people submit demo’s of work and get them to explain how they did it etc.. nice way to showcase skills also.

  • #21800

    aphra
    Keymaster

    yes I guess that would come under it but not quite ‘reviews’ in the traditional/magazine sense

    Aphra.

  • #21801

    peter_b
    Participant

    true, true..
    I guess nobody wants to read a review of a game which is already out.
    So many other places provide this service.

  • #21806

    Idora
    Participant

    day in the life stuff osunds good, and so does Dave’s suggestion on the mobile front

  • #21812

    omen
    Participant

    A day in the life of a developer…
    Arrive at work at 9.30. Meeting at 9.45. Leave meeting at 12.40.
    Its not all glits and glanour! :)

  • #21809

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I was wondering why you hadn’t posted in over 2 hours!

  • #21816

    Paul_Conway
    Participant

    A day in the life of a developer…
    Arrive at work at 9.30. Meeting at 9.45. Leave meeting at 12.40.
    Its not all glits and glanour! :)[/quote:6f0e13d02e]

    Hmmm, go to work in a games company, go to meeting to talk about the game your developing, and on top of that, you get paid..

    In all honesty, it doesnt sound too bad to me.. ;)

  • #21820

    Idora
    Participant

    A day in the life of a developer…
    Arrive at work at 9.30. Meeting at 9.45. Leave meeting at 12.40.
    Its not all glits and glanour! :)[/quote:14d0ded296]at the end of the day, it’s still a job – with all the admin and mundane niceties that have to be observed

  • #21834

    Nooptical
    Participant

    In every company there are always meetings called for the sake of having a meeting. Those managment types need to feel useful somehow ya know… :p

  • #21851

    Ronny
    Participant

    I think that the idea of having a ‘Day in the life’ article could be a great idea. If the first is successful you could go on to create a series of articles covering the different positions in game development. I’m sure a lot of people would find it useful.

  • #21858

    omen
    Participant

    Hmmm, go to work in a games company, go to meeting to talk about the game your developing, and on top of that, you get paid..

    In all honesty, it doesnt sound too bad to me..[/quote:37034e7db1]

    If you were there, i bet you’d be re-thinking that comment :)
    Meetings are all beaurocracy and usually aren’t talking about games in a good way.

  • #21860

    omen
    Participant

    I was wondering why you hadn’t posted in over 2 hours![/quote:e2f074291a]
    Yeah, I’ve been rushed off my feet for the past week and struggling to find time to read posts, let alone post my own.

    But “A Day in the Life” could be interesting. Might give an insight into the difference in workings between studios.

  • #21958

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Just another point. News has been coming in fairly slowly of late and given my residency up on the North coast I am not finding out about things very quickly…

    if your company has news please do send us the press releases or a few lines…

    if you think you have a short news piece – you hear gossip, changes, attend a good event, then drop me an e-mail and send us a few lines. We may even pay!

    thanks

    Aphra.

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