Land My Job! Inside Advice on Getting into the Gaming Industry

Ever dream of being in the gaming industry? Well it's an actual possibility. Take these tips from gaming industry professionals directly!

Our first panel at this years PAX East centered around how to get into the industry. Our panel was graced by an awesome mix of industry professionals, from AAA community managers to tree house indie devs.

From left to right our panelists were:

  • Andy Lunique, Former Ubisoft Brand Ambassador.
  • Michael and Pang Hartman, CEO and VP/Creative Director for Frogdice Studios.
  • Mitch Hutts, Creator and Manager, The Drunken Moogle.
  • Justin Korthof, Community Manager for Robot Entertainment.
  • Matt "Canj" Cangialosi, Marketing/Community Manager, Indie Game Stand.
  • Mike Gnade, Owner/Business Development, Indie Game Stand.
  • Alix Stolzer, PR/Dev, Robot Loves Kitty.
  • Dan Higgins, Owner/Lead Programmer, Lunchtime Studios.
  • Richie Hoadland, Creative Director, Super Soul.

Topics Covered:

  • 0:00 Introductions
  • 4:05 Before you got into the gaming industry, if you had a burning desire to work in it, what made you want to go to work in the gaming industry?
  • 9:05 Quick story of how you got your job.
  • 21:00 If you could go back and get your job as efficiently as possible, what would you do.

Thanks to all our great panelists and for giving us a great overview of getting into the industry. Also thanks to the huge number of gamers who came to the panel. 

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Published Apr. 24th 2014
  • Ryan Mayle
    Featured Contributor
    The projector on the side of the screen is what brought me here. This panel was well worth the wait.
  • YumiDreamer
    I was there! It was a great panel :)
  • Amy White
    Former Editor in Chief
    Thanks Yumi! We appreciate you coming to the panel. Any ideas you'd like to see next year?

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