Would you say the gaming industry is hard to break into? And if so, how would you recommend someone does it?
It’s not the easiest to break into, but there are some tried-and-tested methods which could increase your chances. I like to give three tips to everyone trying to get into gaming:
• Play and analyse games with a critical eye, and once you’re able to do so, go to as many industry events as you can – this industry is a lot about networking.
• Build your own small game (alone or with others) and add it to your portfolio. Create modded (self-made) levels for games, you can do this by following YouTube tutorials.
• Hone down on a type of job, then study the descriptions of jobs you want to apply for, and work hard to tick all those boxes. Build your portfolio and activities around that.
These worked wonderfully for me; good luck if you decide to make the leap, with all its challenges this industry is still a wonderful place!