A Letter From a Friend: Advice on breaking into the game industry

Close to a year ago, and shortly after I graduated, I found someone on LinkedIn who I had gone to high school with.  I was very surprised to learn that this person had worked for a very well-known AAA game developer.  Of course, I immediately contacted him and hit him up for some advice.  Being the quality person he is, he responded by typing out a virtual compendium of advice, fit for anyone looking to break into the game industry, especially for Full Sail graduates like myself.

While I have done my best to follow my friend’s advice over the past 10 months, I found it very helpful to read through again.  I also thought his advice would help any out there who are considering the game industry as a career path, or who might be considering attending Full Sail or another school and trying to become a game designer.

At my friend’s request, I’ve gone through and sanitized his correspondence for names and places. Continue reading

Skyrim Quest Generator

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Here’s a little something I’ve been working on to help me out, and I thought I would share.  This is a random quest generator for those Creation Kit junkies out there who are just looking for a quick method of getting ideas.

It’s designed to take the hassle out of getting that starting idea by giving you three starting points: Continue reading