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    • #5701
      Anonymous
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      Hi all:
      (iv been really bored all night tonight……. :( .. Luckily i found this great site ealier on, and i hv been really enjoying reading u great ppls’ stories and information on Game industry.)

      Well, i hope u guys could give me some advice on my career.

      I come from a strong maths background. After done my 4 years BSc in Theoretical physics, i just finished my MSc in Meteorology in Dublin.
      Iv done lots of heavy maths, classical mechanics and computational modelling from my course, which i really enjoyed. I had some experience in modelling satellite motion, fluid flow, traffic, wind,, etc(using c++, python, mathlab..those sorta of languages)….
      I am about to start my career atm (id better do :roll: ).. I hv a great passion in games myself, and it would be great for me to work for something i love, such as game desigh. Althou i played lots of game, sadly i dont know much about the industry. i think there might be some roles out there i can fit into. :?

      Plz give me some advice on how and where might be the best way to start my career in game industry.

      Thx for ur time to read ma post 8)

    • #34462
      Anonymous
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      Hi, there is some general stuff here, I’ll post mroe when I have some time :)

      http://www.igda.org/breakingin/

      You seem more orientatied to being a programmer….are you interested in that or games design (or both)?

    • #34463
      Anonymous
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      Whats your computer experience like, did you do any C++ coding?
      A strong physics / maths background and a good coding level should get you a coding job.

      Game design is a much trickier field to get into. You can get some experience for it by doing levels for games like unreal / half-life / counterstrike / etc… and try get some recognition from that.
      Other ways of getting into design is from a testing job in a company and branching to a new field from within the company.

    • #34464
      Anonymous
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      Apply to Sega Driving Studio.

      I wouldnt imagine you’d be a good candidate for design as you seem to be alot more technical.

      PM me if your interested. Those skills could be very useful, I can think of a good role.

    • #34465
      Anonymous
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      Also apply to Sega via Peter….it’s just better for many reasons :)

      More shizzle (again a bit US centric);
      http://www.gamecareerguide.com/?cid=GCG_MARK_111506

    • #34466
      Anonymous
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      Yes i have a good record of getting ppl interviews and jobs 8)

    • #34456
      Anonymous
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      After getting a BSc in Theoretical physics and an MSc in Meteorology, I think that a career move into coding instead of game design would be much more appropriate. Considering the subjects taken and the qualifications gained, it is glaringly obvious that you are very good at maths and you should try to use that knowledge in the workplace, hence why I think a coding job would be *much* more appropriate for yourself.

      You mentioned that you had done C++..How many projects did you do in C++ and to what level would you consider yourself?

      If the coding job didn’t work out, then at least your foot is in the door and it could make it a bit easier to move over to game design. Also from the experience gained from coding, you would have a much better understanding of the work involved in implementing new ideas into a game and also of the limitations of the various development platforms.

      Also, if your looking for a job a bit closer to home why not try havok @ http://www.havok.com and click on the company link in the left panel and then on careers. I would imagine someone with your maths ability would be right at home doing the stuff that they do. Send your CV into them and see what happens. You mightn’t match up to every requirement for the jobs advertised, but if you have the enthusiasm, the commitment and the willingness to learn, then these ‘other’ qualifications can easily make up for what you may lack in the original job spec.

      Failing that, you could always take up peter_b’s offer and apply to Sega in the UK.

      Hope that helps.

    • #34470
      Anonymous
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      You could also look closer to home for jobs…

      http://www.instinct-tech.com/

    • #34471
      Anonymous
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      Many thx to you guys. They are great pro advices and information for me.

      Yes id love to get some coding experiences in game industry first ( pardon my lack of knowledge here, that i thought coding is part of game desigh :oops:

      Yah, i hv done some C++ and mathslab programming,but certainly not an expert in programming. i was involved in projects where a large mount of maths methods were required. ( i was in team for astronomy detection programs, irish/brithis extreme weather modelling.and some small projects like traffic jam modelling, satellites.. these kinda of stuff :oops: )

      I really appreciate those career informations above, and i will idd check them out. (hope theres some luck out there 8) )

      Its kinda of hard to find a good job these days, as i kinda just finished my BSc, Msc , the previous career section looks very short on my CV :cry: … but surely i wil continue my job hunt, hope i could find an interesting work soon and continue to learn lots of interesting stuff . :wink:

    • #34489
      Anonymous
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      If you can handle the hideousness of relocation to the UK, i know these two places are always on the lookout for graduates…

      http://www.ignitionent.com/studios.htm (Ignition Banbury, formerly Awesome, where I am now) andhttp://www.pivotalgames.com (near Bath and Bristol – Easy Ryanair trip from Dublin to Bristol)

      kev

    • #34490
      Anonymous
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      Hideousness of relocation to the UK?? I’m quiet happy over here, have I missed something thats bad about the UK…can’t see myself working in Ireland for the next 10 years if ever, so I really don’t see the problem.

      There are LOADS of places looking for people at the moment.

    • #34491
      Anonymous
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      If you can handle the hideousness of relocation to the UK, i know these two places are always on the lookout for graduates…

      http://www.ignitionent.com/studios.htm (Ignition Banbury, formerly Awesome, where I am now) andhttp://www.pivotalgames.com (near Bath and Bristol – Easy Ryanair trip from Dublin to Bristol)

      kev[/quote:206d6c6b57]

      hey,

      A couple of your buddies are working up here (Kieran bloomfield and Fred O’ Rourke, both say hows it going).

      UK is okay to live in, very similar to home. Although it is nice to go home from time to time.

    • #34492
      Anonymous
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      Heh, hello to those guys there..!

      Having moved around for about 15 years for various jobs, I kinda meant “the pain of relocating” in general cos of expense and hassle and leaving home and everything, not neccessarily the “to the UK” bit… damn ambiguity! :roll:

    • #34493
      Anonymous
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      I use to live in Banbury years ago when I worked for US Gold, which later became Silicon Dreams. I dunno if I could honestly recommend it to anyone though. The only thing going for it then was that it was near the M40 and was on one of the main-line train routes to London.

      Although KevWicks, is the flying horse still there? The Dog & Gun, and the wihterspoons boozer as well. And what were the two ‘nightclub’ names’? Churchhills and some other poxy kip. If you were up for a fight, Churchhills was certainly the place to go!!

      Ahh, aul Banbury, I hated that place!!!

    • #34494
      Anonymous
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      We keep this up and gamedevelopers.ie is going to become the new http://www.thechaosengine.com

      Maybe we need a private forum on here :)

    • #34495
      Anonymous
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      …can’t see myself working in Ireland for the next 10 years if ever[/quote:7bf38248fa]

      snap!

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