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    • #4801
      Anonymous
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      Inspired by the most recent questions regarding the Irish gaming scene, which of the following best expresses your current position & opinion:

    • #27400
      Anonymous
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      What about not working in the industry and have no intention of entering it?

    • #27401
      Anonymous
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      Hey I had all the bases covered but I’m only allowed 10 answers (which by the way is not mentioned anywhere in the set up page), so I cut out the less likely ones, merged a few.

      If you’re not on there then just leave a comment :)

    • #27402
      Anonymous
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      Currently work in another field and just about to enter the industry, c’mon not long now!!! :D

    • #27403
      Anonymous
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      I currently study something other than videogames and intend to enter the videogames industry[/quote:959fc78092]
      I assume that includes studying for a general Computing degree with the intention of entering the videogame industry?

    • #27406
      Anonymous
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      What about not working in the industry and have no intention of entering it?[/quote:f405e7db7f]

      lol

    • #27410
      Anonymous
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      I assume that includes studying for a general Computing degree with the intention of entering the videogame industry?[/quote:62046a80bd]

      Thats exactly what I had in mind, but also animation courses, arts business, whatever people might be studying

    • #27417
      Aphra K
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      no answer for me either…

      currently researching the games industry and culture and em will continue to research the games industry and game culture

      Aphra.

    • #27418
      Anonymous
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      As i said…only allowed to put 10 possibilites, i did originally have a set of answers for associated professionals but I figured they would be in a minority.

      I would guess that the majority of people on the forum are either in, or intend to be in, the videogames industry.

      I left in al the questions regarding students rather than most of the associated professionals beacuse thats my own prespective and I’m curious as to how many people are in a similar situation

    • #27419
      Anonymous
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      I’m studying outside of game development and will likely enter the industy afterwards. I doubt I’ll stay in Ireland for long, though there are a couple of good companies here who I’d like to be with. I’ll probably head to England soon after university. That’s a personal choice, not because I’m forced too. Right, Ivan? :P

    • #27420
      Anonymous
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      I am a 5th year second level student hoping to go on to study video games later. I do L.C.V.P as I’m terrible at Irish and have to do a week of work experience/shadowing. Is there anyone here that knows where I can get such experience/shadowing.

      P.S. shadowing is where a company takes someone in to see “a day in the life” of an employee so that person can get a feel for the job.

    • #27421
      Anonymous
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      If its only a day, then it would need to be close to where you live. Which is? (not too specific please)

    • #27422
      Anonymous
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      It will be a week, maybe two, after Easter. I’m in South Dublin.

    • #27471
      Anonymous
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      That’s a personal choice, not because I’m forced too. Right, Ivan? :P[/quote:3eaca5d607]

      No comment :D

    • #27473
      Anonymous
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      I am a 5th year second level student hoping to go on to study video games later. I do L.C.V.P as I’m terrible at Irish and have to do a week of work experience/shadowing. Is there anyone here that knows where I can get such experience/shadowing.

      P.S. shadowing is where a company takes someone in to see “a day in the life” of an employee so that person can get a feel for the job.[/quote:d57f605060]

      i suspect it should be pretty easy to get a games industry shadowing week, coz shadowing generally isnt paid. So who doesnt want free help, also nice way to make a few contacts etc :)

    • #27513
      Anonymous
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      I am a 5th year second level student hoping to go on to study video games later. I do L.C.V.P as I’m terrible at Irish and have to do a week of work experience/shadowing. Is there anyone here that knows where I can get such experience/shadowing.

      P.S. shadowing is where a company takes someone in to see “a day in the life” of an employee so that person can get a feel for the job.[/quote:395e2dc154]

      i suspect it should be pretty easy to get a games industry shadowing week, coz shadowing generally isnt paid. So who doesnt want free help, also nice way to make a few contacts etc :)[/quote:395e2dc154]Yes, but I don’t know any games developing companies in Ireland, let alone where they are based.

    • #27519
      Anonymous
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      Yes, but I don’t know any games developing companies in Ireland, let alone where they are based.[/quote:0e14d12570]

      Check out this thread
      http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1966&start=0

      Or for the lazy man a direct link
      http://www.frappr.com/gamesdevhouses

    • #27528
      Anonymous
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      i suspect it should be pretty easy to get a games industry shadowing week, coz shadowing generally isnt paid. So who doesnt want free help, also nice way to make a few contacts etc[/quote:1fe5a8c09d]
      I wouldn’t be so sure. Company has to get contracts and such done up even if its just an NDA and then you’re basically losing an employee for a week looking for the shadow because the shadow is going to be able to do no work of consequence in the company until its at test stage. Seems like a lot of hassel for no real pay-back for the company unless the shadow has already shown great potential and its on a promise they’ll come back later.

    • #27534
      Anonymous
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      Indeed, Damian. Also, it’s not really free at all. The company still have to pay for the overheads, such as electricity and heating. There’s no such thing as a free lunch. :wink:

    • #27535
      Anonymous
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      There’s no such thing as a free lunch.[/quote:ef8862e2a5]
      Well, there is, you just need to know where to get it ;)

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