thread: 2012-03-13 : Indie POV pt 2: Does It Pay?

On 2012-03-14, John Mc wrote:


I'm not an expert, but I've seen the RPG-to-video-game transfer happen.  I'd say that the basic reason it works is because the video game industry needs loads of talent, but has trouble discovering it.  This has diminished recently with the rise of video game academia, but still exists.  Most video game designers last less than 5 years in the industry, and yet it is a big industry that needs designers.  Tons of people want to become video game designers, but companies need some way of filtering out the thousands of worthless applicants.

RPG design experience differentiates an applicant from the pack.  It establishes a certain amount of creativity, writing proficiency, and dedication.

Plus there are a ton of roleplayers in the video game industry, and they love to bring more of them into the fraternity.


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