Breaking In To The Game Industry – Lesson 3

Getting Your First Gigs

24m 52s beginner Beginner
Author: Akash Thakkar

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Video games offer a myriad of new and exciting ways to put your audio in front of a huge, enthusiastic audience. With the rise of independent games, there are an immense number of opportunities to work in the industry as an audio professional. This course will be covering how one can break in to such a fast-paced industry and how to work as part of a development team.

By the end of the course you will understand how to:

  • Set and work toward goals for yourself
  • Find important game industry events to attend
  • Network and promote yourself in the game industry
  • Create a demo and web presence
  • Work effectively as a team member on a game project

Lesson 3: Getting Your First Gigs

  • Effective networking
  • Major game industry events
  • Demos and web presence
  • Writing great emails
  • How to charge for your services

Your next step

  • Think of scripts you can use to defer money decisions to a later date and time
  • Think of scripts you can use when quoting a price for your services
  • Look up and attend as many local game development meet ups as you can
  • Post your thoughts/results in the comments or forum