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How do I move from mainstream to indie development?

I'm a game programmer for a AAA-level developer and publisher—which I know falls into the 'nice problem to have' category. However, I'm becoming disenchanted with the direction of both the company and ...
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4answers
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What programming languages would be used to make an Apple App like Angry Birds or Cut the Rope? [closed]

I'm currently working in the Multimedia industry and although I'm better at design then development. I have knowledge of HTML, CSS, very basic jQuery, Actionscript. What programming Languages would ...
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Career in Game Development [closed]

I currently study computer engineering and I want to lead my career towards game industry which I always want to be a part of. But I am not sure where to start. I applied some of the companies in the ...
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8answers
891 views

Where is a good place to learn how to develop games? [closed]

I'm brazilian and I want to learn how to develop a game in some college or something like that, but I don't know any place here to learn it. Here is not that good either to develop games, as we don't ...
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3answers
377 views

What are ways I can transition from enterprise application development into gaming development?

I'm currently a software architect using the Microsoft stack of enterprise app development tools (.NET, C#, SQL Server, etc.). I've been thinking about transitioning over to game dev. What paradigms ...
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5answers
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Independent game developer career advice [closed]

I recently left my full-time job for an independent game development career. So far things are going well: I've created two games for the iPhone (one has been in the app store for a month or so and ...
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3answers
646 views

Dream Benefits at a Game Development Company [closed]

Besides salary, what are the benefits you dream to get from a game development company as an employee? For example, I would find these things useful for both, me and a company: Right to suggest own ...
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4answers
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How was your experience working as a game tester?

I'm currently an independent game developer. I'm open to the idea of working on a team in the game industry. I'm under the impression that being a "game tester" is a relatively easy way to get a ...
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4answers
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Is it easy for a game programmer to jump out of game industry? [closed]

It seems that the expierence is not that useful and easy to get. Is the experience important to older game programmer? What is the most important thing to a game programmer to get improved?
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Getting started in game development: Is XNA a good choice? [closed]

Long time reader; first time asker: I've wanted to a part of the games industry for a while, but my resume is 100% all backend work. I'm a strong C++/C# developer, with no practical game development ...
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8answers
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How to go about getting hired by a game company [closed]

I've been programming business applications for Windows for a decade now & thinking it might be time for a change & considering game dev. I've played around in XNA and really enjoyed it. I've ...