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rollercoaster  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What do you do, Hubski?

Graduating in 2016. Currently an intern at a video game company. Trying to balance work-life.





psudo  ·  1826 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I wish you luck, if that's the field you plan on entering. There's a lot of fun and interesting work to be done there, and heavens know I spend too much time and money on video games, but there's also a crap ton of sleaze buckets in the industry.

rollercoaster  ·  1825 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you :)

I am enjoying it but my love for travel and animals just surpasses it. I'm still trying to figure out what to do but will strive to be in the game industry because frankly, I don't want an IT job. At least until I have the funds to volunteer at wildlife sanctuaries! I have to fly to another country to do the rescue work that I want.

psudo  ·  1825 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not to be a downer, but of making games isn't your passion and you're just doing it to fund what you really want to do, I would think about pursuing another part of the industry. The video game industry tends to pay less than other programming gigs, and there's a tendency to always be in crunch mode. There's certainly exceptions to this, but I wonder if doing contract work or something that allows you to work remotely so you can either travel or have loads of time off might work better for you.

In the end, though, if you follow your dreams I'm sure you'll figure out a way to achieve them!

rollercoaster  ·  1825 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thank you for your concern. My bad for not making myself clear :P

I studied IT before going into University for game development so I know I would hate being in IT even though they get paid much more. I have lots of fun developing games and am definitely not doing it for the money. It's just that I know I have to somehow have a source of income before I can pursue my other passion which makes EVEN lesser money, or even none at all.

I've also been thinking about working remotely or doing some online business stuff so I can travel and work at the same time. Or maybe I can develop a hit game :P