Today a few graduates now game developers from Blitz Games, Codemasters, Rockstar and Devil’s Details all came to talk about how they joined the games industry, what working in the industry is like an some advice for both applying and working for a games company. It was really helpful to hear from professionals closer to my age, as well as ones that studied at the same University as me, talking about the application and working process from a student and graduate’s perspective. After the talks and Q&A in the lecture room we all went to the Union’s bar and had some further discussions with them. They are really nice guys and definitely know a lot about programming, so I know who to ask if I need any serious help.
As a quick update, my personal game project Siegfried‘s progress has gotten slow, mostly because I need to get back into working in XNA and C# after using C++ for sometime, but I’ve been getting some real progress on my new OpenGL game, which I’m calling Ruby. I’m now at the point where I can give you all the first screenshot of it!
Now back to coding for me!
P.S: Download links have been changed, after deciding 4shared makes downloading files a hassle.