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  • #4801

    Anonymous

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

  • #27400

    Anonymous

    What about not working in the industry and have no intention of entering it?

  • #27401

    Anonymous

    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

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

  • #27403

    Anonymous

    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

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

    lol

  • #27410

    Anonymous

    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
    Keymaster

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • #27422

    Anonymous

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

  • #27471

    Anonymous

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

    No comment :D

  • #27473

    Anonymous

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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