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LINKS TO GAME INDUSTRY & GAME DESIGN WEBSITES


Note: Many of the articles/FAQs on this site contain links to other sites where further on-topic information can be found. Not all those links are also listed below. And many of the links below may be dead or out of date. Find a dead link below? Please report it to webmaster at sloperama.com and it'll be deleted. Looking for more links about (for instance) starting your own game company? Article 29 is about starting your own game company, so there are links at the bottom of the article. For example.

There used to be a yearly game industry salary survey. The best way to find the latest one is to use Google (type "2017 game industry salary survey," for instance) and see what links come up. Here is a link to the 2012 Game Industry Salary Survey.
Here is the 2011 survey. And here's the 2010 survey.



LISTINGS OF GAME COMPANIES:


SITES ABOUT BUSINESS ASPECTS OF GAMES


ORGANIZATIONS, TRADE SHOWS AND EXPOS:


ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUMS


SCHOOLS & COLLEGES WITH DESIGN CURRICULAE:

As I stated in Lesson 3 and Lesson 25, there are schools that offer programs in "game design" (and each school defines the term differently - one school means "game graphics" when they say "game design" - and another school means "game programming" when they say "game design" - very few of them actually mean "game design" when they say "game design").
This "you can get a degree in game development" stuff is pretty new. The situation may be different 10 years from now when "game degrees" are more widespread, but in today's game job market, it is not "required" or "expected" that you have a game degree. A regular 4-year college degree will do, so long as you also take the time to build a spectacular portfolio. You can also supplement your regular 4-year degree with some specialized game education.

Here's a partial list of some sites that list game schools. If you hear of more school list sites, please email me, and it'll be added to this list.


DESIGN & JOB HUNTING RESOURCES:


ABOUT RESUMES AND COVER LETTERS:


LEGAL SITES -- PROTECT YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY


MY INTERVIEWS


CLASSIC VIDEOGAME SITES (especially Vectrex)


And there are lots more websites. Just enter your desired topic in your internet search engine and go exploring. Game designers must be good explorers -- and good researchers.

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