DKK wrote: »
Why try? Feels good... like jacking off.
How to stop being sad? Jack off.
Vig wrote: »
I'm happy I make games that not only encourage women to game, but also think.
Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.
xvampire wrote: »
Thegodzero wrote: »
AutoCon, you might not want to say that when you work at bungie... one of the higher paying studios.
JO420 wrote: »
Oura curiosity have any of the Americans here looked for work outside of the U.S? Ive met quite a few Americans working in the games industry abroad at all levels. Dont know how the job market is outside of the U.S but it could be something else to try. Seems like a daunting task to land a job outside of the U.S but youd be surprised.
Aside from the obvious disadvantages of being away from your family and friends,for someone who is young and not tied down by any major obligations it can be an exciting experience.
-From what i have experienced there are less experienced people to compete against,so if your good enough you could really stand out.
- Social structures in the in Europe are better then in the U.S so if you lose your job it is not as desperate as a situation as it in the U.S,in Denmark when i lost my job the law states that you have to get 3 full months of salary if your company goes bankrupt. I didnt get paid in the final months and insurance covered that months salary so i actually had months of time to look for work. If the same had happened in the U.S i would have been royally fucked.
- Opportunity for travel in your free time.
-Meet people from all sortf of interesting people
- And your unhealthy youll probably drop weight by virtue of eating healthier and walking more often.
-Most places you dont need a car.
seforin wrote: »
To answer this I looked for alot of work outside the US mainly in canada...but I didnt have much luck no responses. I had some studios flat out saying you need to be a very high quality bar for the idea to even come to there minds of hiring someone from over seas :
Im only technically 3 hrs away from vancouver and I cant get a nibble from them at all.
(ironically one of my 3 dream studios is there and they wont even give me a chance or contact me back....damn you relic and your awesome warhammer 40k games...)
Notorious P.I.G: Were you hungry a hour later? Yeah I went there wanna fight about it!
Ruz wrote: »
I think seforin, the only way is to be really awesome at what you do, not just good, I mean fucking awesome. the bar is very high these days. Not saying you can't do it, just that you can't afford to sit around feeling sad about it.
Ruz wrote: »
man who pissed on your chips oXYnary. I am sure seforin realizes I was trying to be encouraging.
whats your problem anyway
oXYnary wrote: »
I thought maybe a thread on the positives of this career might be in order to help us all feel a little better, and possibly keep us from attacking one another. As there seems to be so much glum about the layoffs, all the new people trying to enter, and all the veterans jobless. While the shift to hire is to elsewhere.
A: What positive keeps you in this career or wanted career? Even with all the doom and gloom.
B: What do you do to overcome the negatives?
JO420 wrote: »
Seforin,it could be just that the job market is so oversaturated that all of the little intangibles could be working against you. Like the titles on your resume. I think you could have 2 equally talented artist can go head to head for a job but what sort of titles they have shipped or total experience can have an impact on who is hired and who isnt.
That being said. You need to pump up your awesomeness!! There is a mountain of non awesome you have to climb and there are other striving for awesome. You have to work more 3d,breath more 3d and keep at 3d because its how awesome will be achieved!!
Hope my in depth advice helps
seforin wrote: »
Agreed..I just today had a interview for a game company (1st one in 4 months!) And if all goes well I think that I will be singing a different tune soon.
But regardless I still point back to "im going to listen to linkin park" comment
Snacuum wrote: »
Cut off everything that isn't art... Maybe that's the reason I'm not in the industry. Because I can't become an art machine for this cruel bitch monopoly. I have parts of my life that make my life and I will not destroy those connections just for the sake of it. Sure, maybe that's what it takes, but I as a human can't live in a world like that.