The computer games industry isn't like it used to be. Chatting to Dave Grossman recently for an upcoming feature (a sequel to this, actually
), he told me how he broke into the field and got himself working at Lucasarts on some of the best adventure games ever made
Turns out he just answered a job in a newspaper, interviewed and was put to work.
Now though it isn't that simple and even if you just want to write about
games professionally then it can take a fair amount of determination and effort before you get anywhere. Getting a job in the industry is made even harder if you actually want to develop games, with many hopefuls unsure of where to start, what courses to take
, where to learn
or even where to look for help.
Well, if you are a budding developer or games journalist and can get to London quickly then you're in luck - the London Game Career Fair has now been confirmed, with a list of exhibitors and a location all finalised.
The event is to be held at London’s Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, from October 23rd to 24th. Entrance will be free for all attendees.
The fair will be attended by professionals from the games industry, recent graduates and representatives from film, games, animation and graphics companies.
Exhibitor stands and speaker sessions are also planned - with publishers and developers including Electronic Arts, LucasArts, THQ, NCsoft, Rare, Evolution Studios and Team17 already confirmed. Several universities will also be announcing participation closer to the event, so for more information why not check out the event website
If you've got an idea for an article, or if you want to come and do work experience with us here at bit-tech
HQ then why not let us know? Drop us a PM, email or phone call. Or you can just post in the forums
and check to see if any other readers are going.