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This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Sofox 6 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #8013

    Burkie
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    Hello their everyone, New to the forums. I am currently doing a course in Software Development in Fas and as part of the course you have to do 4 weeks work experience, I am looking to gain work experience in a games development office as I have applied for a Computer Game Development course in BCFE and I think it would be ideal to get a feel of what it would be like to be a Game Developer. So just wondering do you have any tips or companies you would recommend to try and get work experience, Thank you very much.

  • #46767

    TinyArk
    Participant

    where are you doing your course?

  • #46773

    Burkie
    Participant

    In Finglas, Sorry forgot to mention a company in Dublin.

  • #46775

    amethyst
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    I would suggest you make a list of games companies in Dublin and send them each a letter asking about working experience and stating why you are interested in working in games.

    Probably a good idea to give them send a CV too, even for work experience. Any stuff you have like demos or games you made would probably help too.

  • #46781

    Burkie
    Participant

    Thats why I’m asking on here can’t find to many Game Companies in Dublin have a CV and Cover Letter done out an all just need the companies to send them to.

  • #46782

    amethyst
    Participant

    There are plenty of companies in Dublin and their locations are not a secret.

    Did you try a phone book yet or some Googling? Looking through some newspapers?

    Walking around Dublin city center and looking at plaques on building doors might get you some addresses. Hell, be brazen, go into reception and hand the letter in yourself!!!

    No one’s going to do your footwork for you. If you really want work xp at a games company surely you can find their offices? Surely you already have some ideas of who to contact?

    I don’t mean to put you down or come across as arrogant.

    Also this link might be a good starting point :):

    http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/companies/

  • #46784

    Sofox
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    I made a list of companies in Ireland a while back, not sure if I still have it (PopCap, PlayFirst, HMH (educational games), Purplenose Games (haven’t heard a single thing out of them for years), Havok (middleware)… many others)

    Also this: http://gamedevelopers.ie/companies/

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