Getting jobs in the video game industry sounds like a great idea to any gamer. While this is a rewarding career, it’s also one that requires a lot of work, especially when you’re just trying to get your foot in the door for the first time. Fortunately, there are a lot of entry-level positions available. These are ground floor positions that don’t require years of experience. With this in mind, here are the top 3 entry-level video game jobs.
There are actually companies that specialize in testing games today. While you won’t work directly with a gaming company, you’ll still work within the gaming industry playing games, finding bugs, and reporting them. Unfortunately, this is somewhat tedious in that you must continually play the same section of the game to cover every possible action that a gamer may make to discover any undesired outcomes. This pays well and some people really do enjoy it.
For those who not only enjoy playing video games but also enjoy engaging in technical writing too, technical documentation is a good field within the gaming industry. Herein you write the internal documentation covering various topics about the game itself (e.g. how to use code to restart a game properly while beta testing it so as not to lose any data).
Some people call this the “holy grail of the gaming industry” because you don’t need to know how to code, nor do you have to play the same part of the game repeatedly, instead you actually take part in developing the game itself. However, in this role you’re the producer’s assistant, which means that you’ll organize schedules, make phone calls and do a lot of mundane jobs that the producer doesn’t want to do.
Of course, there’s a lot more information that you need to know about getting a job in the gaming industry today.