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I'm open to any other suggestions, but from what I understand It's very difficult to get into the U.S and with gamedev in particular. Since I do live outside of the U.S, after doing my bachelors In C.S I aim to go to grad school in the U.S, and while making the most I can of the course I also want to take advantage of being there and going to conventions like GDC to improve my recruitment opportunities.

In the country, I live In, there isn't a huge prevalence of game development and nearly all the best talent moves overseas. So even If I did want to start my own studio (which I don't) It would be really difficult, to say the least. On top of that, like a mechanical engineer who might want to work at a company like Tesla or SpaceX, there are specific studios that I hope I can work at In the future that are only located in the U.S.

The top recommendation I hear when I ask this question Is that It's unnecessary to get a masters and so I shouldn't, but I do believe my circumstances make It necessary in some shape or form. Alongside that, I've heard that being overqualified and having a masters is a bad thing. Is that the case, and If so should I not follow this course of action?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I think this question is opinion-based and doesn't really fit here. However having said that, no matter the industry, having a masters is always a good thing. In the programming field especially, it's very easy to show your work and your skills, at least from my experience, companies care more about your portfolio than your papers. \$\endgroup\$ – TomTsagk Apr 23 '18 at 8:55
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    \$\begingroup\$ Education is important. Especially so if you consider emigration. The quality of education is far more important than the kind of education. Also: unfortunately this question is off topic \$\endgroup\$ – Peter Apr 23 '18 at 8:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ We've been discussing this question in Game Development Chat, and it seems like what you might need here is an opinion poll of developers - particularly ones who have had experience studying in/immigrating to the US. You might get some traction for this type of thing on the #gamedev hashtag on Twitter, or a discussion forum like those on GameDev.Net \$\endgroup\$ – DMGregory Apr 23 '18 at 17:19

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