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How to get a job in gaming

5 min, 49 sec read
10:15 AM | 11 July 2017
by Michelle Everett
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Gamer and design graduate, Michelle Everett, tells you what you need to know about getting into the gaming industry as a professional.

The gaming industry is worth nearly $100bn a year worldwide and is bigger than the Hollywood and the music industries. Which means, like the aforementioned industries; it won’t be easy to get in. There will be tonnes of competition, some who may be in the same boat as you.

Know your industry

Games are ever increasing in popularity due to the developments in technology, which has produced gaming with VR headsets that put the gamer into the game.

"The gaming industry is worth nearly $100bn a year worldwide."

Find out what the best selling and most played games are and why. Get acquainted with the various gaming styles, game engines and platforms, such as side scrollers, first person shooter and the Unreal Engine. Which genre do you want to work in?

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