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    • #6907
      Anonymous
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      Hello everybody im new to this forums so i dont know way round here :) Iam 16 years old and i live in Dublin Malahide and i go to 4th Transition Year School IOSA and we are doing Work Experience for things that you wanna do in Future i mean career.

      I must be the only person in the in my class that picked Gamer Designer Work and my teacher found this website so i though it would be good idea to post this on forum but the problem is that i dont have a clue……. how to make video games or even how to start what should i do and where to look for but as i said its only work experience not paid work and its gonna be for 2 weeks starting from October :P my teacher said its tough to find something in Ireland especially in Dublin for Gamer Designer.

      What im looking for dosent matter and i mean Programmer Graphic Designer or Enginner and i have very good computer knowledge and skills and i even told my teacher that why should i even look for this job if i have no idea how to make games…? but i play alot and all sort of games so i have experience on this also i have no problem if it was game tester because i think playing alot of games is needed for game tester right?.

      Well anyway could someone please help me out and tell me what to do im so lost now :cry:

    • #42177
      Anonymous
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      Hello everybody im new to this forums so i dont know way round here :) Iam 16 years old and i live in Dublin Malahide and i go to 4th Transition Year School IOSA and we are doing Work Experience for things that you wanna do in Future i mean career.

      I must be the only person in the in my class that picked Gamer Designer Work and my teacher found this website so i though it would be good idea to post this on forum but the problem is that i dont have a clue……. how to make video games or even how to start what should i do and where to look for but as i said its only work experience not paid work and its gonna be for 2 weeks starting from October :P my teacher said its tough to find something in Ireland especially in Dublin for Gamer Designer.

      What im looking for dosent matter and i mean Programmer Graphic Designer or Enginner and i have very good computer knowledge and skills and i even told my teacher that why should i even look for this job if i have no idea how to make games…? but i play alot and all sort of games so i have experience on this also i have no problem if it was game tester because i think playing alot of games is needed for game tester right?.

      Well anyway could someone please help me out and tell me what to do im so lost now :cry:[/quote:5a034fb624]

      Best bet is to apply to Activision Ireland (they share office space with Demonware) and see if they have any temporary QA(tester) positions available. Although not sure if they’d take someone on for only 2 weeks but you never know if you ask them nicely ;) Anyway theres guys on this board who’ll be able to point you in the right direction (i.e. Idora).

      As for game designer experience in Ireland i very much doubt theres any of that around unfortunately.

    • #42178
      Anonymous
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      Hello everybody im new to this forums so i dont know way round here :) Iam 16 years old and i live in Dublin Malahide and i go to 4th Transition Year School IOSA and we are doing Work Experience for things that you wanna do in Future i mean career.

      I must be the only person in the in my class that picked Gamer Designer Work and my teacher found this website so i though it would be good idea to post this on forum but the problem is that i dont have a clue……. how to make video games or even how to start what should i do and where to look for but as i said its only work experience not paid work and its gonna be for 2 weeks starting from October :P my teacher said its tough to find something in Ireland especially in Dublin for Gamer Designer.

      What im looking for dosent matter and i mean Programmer Graphic Designer or Enginner and i have very good computer knowledge and skills and i even told my teacher that why should i even look for this job if i have no idea how to make games…? but i play alot and all sort of games so i have experience on this also i have no problem if it was game tester because i think playing alot of games is needed for game tester right?.

      Well anyway could someone please help me out and tell me what to do im so lost now :cry:[/quote:67bf19a741]

      Best bet is to apply to Activision Ireland (they share office space with Demonware) and see if they have any temporary QA(tester) positions available. Although not sure if they’d take someone on for only 2 weeks but you never know if you ask them nicely ;) Anyway theres guys on this board who’ll be able to point you in the right direction (i.e. Idora).

      As for game designer experience in Ireland i very much doubt theres any of that around unfortunately.[/quote:67bf19a741]
      Ok Thank you very much for this but could please tell me or i beg of you where is Activision in Ireland? and would be even better if somebody gave number to their company please im having trouble finding it.

    • #42179
      Anonymous
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      Their on Parnell st. in Dublin city centre (across from Ilac centre). As for their contact number i’d google ;) It should be there, dont have it at hand.

    • #42180
      Anonymous
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      Their on Parnell st. in Dublin city centre (across from Ilac centre). As for their contact number i’d google ;) It should be there, dont have it at hand.[/quote:78fd2f3ac0] i dont think there is one tried everywere still looking but thanks for the address peter

    • #42192
      Anonymous
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      Activision-Blizzard (localisation & QA) are registered as Activision (Ireland) Ltd. in Ireland can be contacted at the address/numbers below

      Address: Activision, 5th Floor, Kings Inn House, Parnell St., Dub. 1
      Email: jobs@activision.ie
      Tel.: 01 2476700.

    • #42553
      Anonymous
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      I just saw this topic while searching for Work Experience info and it’s been very helpful. I’ve emailed Activision.

      SiLeNt-KiLLa16, any word from Activision when you gave em a buzz?

    • #42584
      Anonymous
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      Activision got back to me.

      No places available right now. :(

    • #42587
      Aphra K
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      If you want to find out more about particular jobs in the games industry Skillset in the UK have useful descriptions on their website.

      Take a look at http://www.skillset.org/games/careers/article_2768_1.asp

      This is also a useful resource
      http://www.gamedev.net/reference/list.asp?categoryid=68

      there are a couple of games companies in the Digital Hub on Thomas Street in Dublin who you could apply to –

      see http://www.thedigitalhub.com/enterprise_research/company_directory.php?action=results&services=6

      Aphra.

    • #42596
      Anonymous
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      I think it will be very difficult for a TY student to find work placement in a games company.

      There are a few issues and one being signing legal documents such as an NDA.

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