Are you a gamer? Do you dream about making your own games, or do you know someone who does? The Video Game Careers series was written just for you.
"The Video Game Careers series is just what an aspiring game creator needs to hear. When 'Hardy Says', you had best listen!" - Scott Rogers, author of Level Up! The Guide to Great Video Game Design
Gaming is big business, and it's getting bigger all the time. Every year, tens of thousands of passionate fans try to break into the industry. But for most, trying to find a way in turns into a frustrating dead-end because they lack the skills and experience to position themselves as valuable hires.
Or worse they do get a job, only to find that they have the wrong mindset for the business and wash out - The average career in games lasts less than five years.
The Video Game Careers series was created to help.
They're short, highly readable career guides for gamers, parents, or anyone who wants to understand game development. They explain the complex world of the business step-by-step, with plenty of interesting examples and diagrams. Best of all, the series is chock-full of humor, career advice from industry pros, and fascinating behind-the-scenes anecdotes from some of the biggest projects in gaming history.
The series is written by Hardy LeBel, the creative guru behind mega-hit titles like Halo, FarCry and many more. He has 20 years of industry experience, and now he's sharing tips, strategies and insights that can help anyone break into the games business - and thrive.
"Due to my tenure in the games business, people often ask me how they or their kids can get a start in the video game trade. I invariably direct them to the Video Game Careers series of books as an excellent place to start. Hardy LeBel paints a straightforward and useful picture of the industry that serves as a good launching point for aspiring game makers." - Zack Norman, Co-Founder and President of TRIPP Interactive
Book 1 - the Beginners Guide can help you decide if game development is the right career for you. It illustrates the basic skills you'll need in a fun and simple way. It even has a handy guide for determining how ready you are to work in games. Updated in 2019, the second edition contains numerous changes designed to make the book even more useful to anyone curious about game development.
So grab your copy of the Beginners Guide and get started on your journey towards a Video Game Career - today!