開發者談如何進入獨立遊戲界的9個建議

本文原作者:Aaron Hayden 譯者ciel chen

這篇會被採用不是因爲這篇寫得好,事實上這篇寫得比較渣,而是因爲這篇的收尾處有這一句:Do it because you love games, because if you don’t… it’s just not going to be right for you,而我很喜歡這句

我在Firefly工作室工作至今已經大概兩個月了,作爲我在遊戲產業的第一份工作,它給我帶來了獨一無二的新鮮體驗。我對於這是不是標準毫無概念,但無論如何我只知道這是我做過最好的工作。

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我在Firefly的工作內容要求我將我們的遊戲開發、工作室和團隊作爲一個整體來設計製作一個視頻並上傳上網。從面試和圓桌會談到工作室參觀,以及強迫開發者閱讀Steam上刻薄的評論,我都拍攝了下來。這是一個迷人而可愛的行業,我從來沒想過我會進入這個行業成爲他們的一份子,我現在覺得我有能力幫助其他的人也進入遊戲界了:

除此之外,這裏是我採訪的開發者所說的我最喜歡的引言。這是Firefly在2017年對於要闖入遊戲產業的人們想說的話:

1.“構建出一個作品主體,然後構建出一份作品集,然後將其儘可能地發送到世界的每個角落。”(3D 美工)

2.“學會使用Unity,然後試着學習如何用它來開發遊戲。”(編程)

3.“這個過程可能會很艱難,經常被拒絕。別放棄,不斷練習你所做的事,要相信你所做的事。”(2D 美工)

4. “把大量的demo組合在一起,尤其當你是個程序員的話更要如此。”(編程)

5. “確保你要去參加一些活動以及和人來往。”(編程)

6. “創建一個網站,別上傳簡歷因爲簡歷很可怕。”(市場運營)

7. “這份工作的大部分內容基本都是把一堆數學內容轉換成有趣的東西。這裏有趣的部分你很容易就能懂,但數學的部分,如果有人能教你的話可能纔會更容易懂。所以我的建議應該是……啊!數學!好好學習,天天向上!”(編程)

8. “就是要(構建)一種較實用的常識結構,它會讓你受益匪淺的。”(產品)

9. “你要因爲熱愛遊戲而去做事,因爲如果你對遊戲沒有愛……那這裏可能不適合你。”(市場運營)

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9 Pieces Of Advice On How To Get Into Indie Games

I’ve been working at Firefly Studios for about two months now and as my first job in the games industry it has been a unique experience. I have no idea if this is the norm, however I do know is it’s the best job I’ve ever had.

My role at Firefly requires me to concept, produce and release video content about development, the team and our studios as a whole. From interviews and roundtable discussions to studios tours and forcing developers to read mean Steam reviews on camera. It’s been a fascinating and endearing look into an industry I never thought I’d be part of and I feel it’s now within my power to help others break into games:

In addition, here are my favourite quotes from the developers I interviewed. This is what Firefly had to say about breaking into the games industry in 2017:

1. “Build a body of work, build a portfolio, and send it everywhere.” (3D Art)

2. “Pick up Unity and try to learn how to make a game with that.” (Programming)

3. “It can be tough, rejection. Keep going, keep practicing what you do, believe in what you do.” (2D Art)

4. “Put together a load of demos, especially if you’re a programmer.” (Programming)

5. “Make sure you just go to events and network with people.” (Programming)

6. “Build a website, don’t send a CV because CV’s are horrendous.” (Marketing)

7. “Alot of this job is basically taking a bunch of maths and turning it into something fun. The fun part you can pick up, but the Math’s, it’s a lot easier if you can get somebody to teach you. So I guess my advice would be.., Yeah! Maths! Do your homework, stay in school!” (Programming)

8. “Just [build] a kind of good practical general knowledge, it will get you a long way.” (Production)

9. “Do it because you love games, because if you don’t… it’s just not going to be right for you.” (Marketing)

(source:gamasutra.com  )