Education, Job Applications

Reply: Where to start in the Games Industry?

I received another interesting email this week asking where to even start in the games industry. I thought this would be interesting to share since it starts by asking what qualifications or roles there might be, not focusing on a specific discipline. Here's the original mail Dear Mr Winder, My name is [...] and I [...]

Education, Job Applications

Reply: What do you look for in a Junior Programmer?

Quite often we get messages asking what kinds of skills or content is required when someone wants to apply for a Junior Programming position we have at Hardlight (we have a variety of openings now if you're interested...). I often reply to these personally, so I thought I'd stick the last one I sent up [...]

Job Applications, The Elusive Demo Portfolio

Elusive Demo Portfolio – Posted On Game Career Guide

The Game Career Guide has posted an abridged version of The Elusive Demo Portfolio posts (parts 1 and 2) (edited by the editors of the the Game Career Guides website) - titled How To Make A Game Programming Demo Portfolio.   Hopefully it will reach another audience who will find it pretty useful and the original has already been [...]

Job Applications, The Elusive Demo Portfolio

The Elusive Demo Portfolio – Part 3

In the previous parts of this series, I covered what is generally regarded as good content for an entry level portfolio and then followed it up with suggestions and ideas on how your portfolio could be presented.  In this part I am going to take a look at some real world portfolio's that have been [...]

Job Applications, The Elusive Demo Portfolio

The Elusive Demo Portfolio – Part 2

In the previous article (which I admit was a long time ago now - been remarkably busy recently) I wrote about what people should consider including in their demo CD, which from a developers point of view is the most important aspect of a juniors application. In this part I want to cover how this [...]

Job Applications, The Elusive Demo Portfolio

The Elusive Demo Portfolio – Part 1

Whether you are a graduate or someone who is self taught, your demo portfolio is the key to getting your foot in the door of the games industry. As a junior applying for their first position it doesn't matter if you graduated with honours from the best University in the country, without a good portfolio [...]