Hi everyone, I thought I might as well make my first post something that was decently relevant to at least one person. ^^
So here’s the deal: I have a bachelor’s degree in software engineering, and I basically work as a mid-level manager, directing and supervising project teams of twenty people or less. I’d rather not do this for the rest of my life, and no matter how attractive the prospect of working to make games is I understand that even low-level positions tend to be very, very competitive.
As such, I was wondering if there was anything I could do, other than continuing to expand my programming knowledge in relevant areas, to build competence that would give me an advantage on applications? (I want to do scenario design, but since I’ve been advised that it’s pretty much impossible to start there I’m entertaining the thought of any technical posting.)
I also notice that a lot of applications request a list of the games you’ve worked on, and what you’ve done for them. In order to ethically bolster that area of a resume, would it make sense to start volunteering to work on (good) mods of existing games?