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Is a Masters degree in computer science beneficial over a Bachelors in the game industry? [closed]

Suppose a student (who is seeking to become a video game developer) is studying Computer Science at a state-level university, and is about to complete his or her bachelors degree. Would the student ...
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Is C++ necessary to learn if I ever want to get a job in the game industry?

Is C++ necessary to learn if I ever want to get a job in the game industry? I am extremely familiar with C# and have a basic mastery of making 2D games in XNA 4.0. Right now I am only 13 years old and ...
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How do I go about hiring Level Designers from the Modding community?

The company I'm working for is growing fast and there's been talk of trying to hire level designers from the modding community. My question is simply, where would be good places to look for this, and ...
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How do you cope mentally with one very long piece of work [closed]

This is my first games industry job and my task is to take out one major game component and put in a newer one. So far it's been 5 weeks, and I'm still just staring at errors. I think it could be ...
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The mosts common topics that developer technical tests ask [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are typical job interview questions related to game development? I have a technical test on the horizon, and I'm brushing up on my 3D maths and algorithmic stuff - ...
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Are difficult code tests when applying for jobs the norm?

I just did the online tech test for Lionhead and found it a bit defeating. There were questions that required you to work out the answers to recursive algorithms that accepted arrays as arguments and ...
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Game Programming Junior Demo Design [closed]

Consider the following demo: http://www.ashereinhorn.com/post/11140243390/short-capture-from-the-last-xna-version-direct3d (It has now almost been converted to C++ and DirecX10, and so the code is ...
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Search gamedev companies and vacancies by game genre

My favourite game genre is quest/adventure and I am a C++ game programmer and game designer from Europe. I visited a lot of job search & employment websites, but did not find any with a function ...
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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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What are typical job interview questions related to game development? [closed]

I've already looked at some examples from StackOverflow, but I'd like to know if any of you could show concrete examples of job interview questions... Are they different with a job related to game ...
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What is the basic skill set that a Professional Game Programmer needs to have? [closed]

I have a very general question which bothers me but i want to add some details first. Im a core JAVA programmer.I have independently created some small games in Java for fun. Now, the more I'm looking ...