Getting started in the game industry is hard! Luckily, there are lots of people who have done it and are passionate about helping others do the same.
A number of those people took the stage at the Career Seminar during GDC 2017 to offer would-be game devs -- especially women -- some advice gleaned from their own experiences entering the game industry and working at companies like Hangar 13 (Mafia III), Microsoft/343 Industries (Halo 5) and more.
It was a great set of microtalks, packed with advice meant to help anyone who has felt marginalized, pushed aside, or lacking in confidence.
It's well worth watching, as you'll probably walk away with practical tips and tricks you can use on your path to a meaningful career in game development. Now, you can do so completely free via the official GDC Vault YouTube channel!
About the GDC Vault
In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its new YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.
Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC, GDC Europe, and GDC Next already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.
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