The Daily Shed #84 – One question I’m asked VERY often is how does one go about getting a job in the tabletop gaming industry. Well, here’s the skinny!
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This quesiton comes up a LOT: “How do I get a job in the games industry?”
Honestly, I think that the question is out of a lack of perspective. You go to a store, you see all these games… well… there must be an army behind producing those! The fact is, most publishers are made up of a hand-full of people. Most of the work, art, graphic design, editing… that’s all outsourced. Freelancers and volunteers make up a large margin of the “jobs” people perceive in the industry.
If you go to a convention, and see a bunch of people working for a company at their booth.. chances are, they are just volunteers. If you want a job in this industry, you need to make one for yourself. Play the long game and start networking with people… or play the short game, and start your own company.