Anyone dabble in game design?

over 7 years ago from Ian Goode, Designer & Developer at Axonista

  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, over 7 years ago

    Last time I posted an article about character design on DN I was told to f%$# off to HackerNews with that stuff. Apparently the guys here are mostly UI&UX hipsters. I wish people here would be more open minded, posting links to someone's art is considered promotional here and removed.

    As far as resources, it depends what side of game development you want to be in. I personally prefer the art side of things and I check http://cghub.com on a daily basis. I currently have a few hundreds level designers and environment artists in my following list. Couple that with the CGHub newsletter and you have a daily dose of freshly baked artwork in your email inbox.

    And yes, it's true. Game developers are the best paid jobs right now. But you won't meet many of those people on DN or HN. Most of them are extremely busy. I have a friend that worked for Ubisoft for a couple of years and we lost touch for 2-3 years. When he left Ubisoft and started working for a Web design company we started hanging out again and turned out he worked on Assassin's Creed and he worked overtime on a daily basis. Working in these kind of jobs requires a massive amount of skills, but you earn more than your average design job.

    PS: His advice to me (if it helps someone) was to work as a freelance or consultant, never work fully employed.

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