Do you have any links to the game industry?

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Do you have any links to the game industry?

Post by Raid » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:38 pm

For no particular reason, who here knows people in the games industry?

- I used to walk to school with Cloud Imperium Games' (Star Citizen) new Principal Vehicle Artist; he was the brother of a girl in my year. His announcement of landing that job was my inspiration for making this thread and I am unbelievably envious.

- I went to uni with one of the voice designers at Massive Entertainment, the guys who did The Division 2.

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Post by Sly Boots » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:59 pm

I, uh, used to post on a gaming forum called Praise World, where one of the members worked for Lionhead ¬_¬

And, uh, I currently post on a gaming forum where one of the members is an analyst for the game industry :lol:


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Re: Do you have any links to the game industry?

Post by Raid » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:08 pm

Sly Boots wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:59 pm
I, uh, used to post on a gaming forum called Praise World, where one of the members worked for Lionhead ¬_¬
Heh, that's a point. In which case I have sorta known two people who worked for Lionhead; the guy who now works at Massive used to work there.

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Post by Medicine Man » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:23 pm

My brother-in-law worked on the original GTA for DMA Design.

TV wise I once met John Anderson from Gladiators in a petrol station.

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Post by DjchunKfunK » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:42 pm

I know a few people who work for mobile developers and one guy who works in academia and does a lot of work with AI and makes his own game, this guy.

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Post by Stormbringer » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:09 pm

A guy at my work wrote the music for a game called Elemental Escapades

https://gamejolt.com/games/Elemental-Escapades/391150


My sister, who is doing a PhD in Cambridge Uni on historical medicine, acted as the historical medical consultant for a game called Astrologaster, which is due to be released in six weeks' time.




Oh, and my brother-in-law works for the games department of Amazon.com
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Re: Do you have any links to the game industry?

Post by Snowy » Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:53 am

A mate of mine is a test lead for EA, and another mate's girlfriend is a PM for the same. Cue hisses and the sign of the evil eye :twisted:

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Re: Do you have any links to the game industry?

Post by Achtung Englander » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:30 pm

I work in games. GSD UK analyst. We will replace GfK charttrack in the summer and yours truely will know the UK digital and physical units sold everyday before anyone else !

I know sales guys and analysts in the industry. I used to work for NPD and used to get quoted when the US monthly numbers come out. My public profile is not as important for the UK and my job has changed somewhat so there is less pressure to put out a press statement.
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Post by Animalmother » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:12 pm

My mate once did an interview for Mucky Foot Productions about 20 years ago. He didn't get the job. They closed about 3 years later, make of that what you will...

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Re: Do you have any links to the game industry?

Post by Drarok » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:35 pm

Hmm, I know people in game-industry-adjacent positions from LAN parties. I've been on a few skiing trips many years ago with the now-ex-CEO of Multiplay UK (now part of GAME).

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Re: Do you have any links to the game industry?

Post by The Jackal » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:22 pm

One of my mates helped make Day Of Defeat. That's about it.
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