|3 posts found|
OP 8/15/12 3:32:30 AM#1
I am about to take my first steps into game design
Just interested to know if there is much demand in the field of Game design planning in australia or can companies take on people that work externally.
My advance diploma of professional game development involves
Artificial intelligence for games:
state machines; rule systems; path finding; steering behaviours; sensing; decision and behaviour trees
2d & 3d graphics; the graphics pipeline; animation; lighting; shaders; particle systems
Physics and collision:
collision techniques; maths for physics; use of middleware
genre analysis; pitch creation; design documentation; game structure; market evaluation; creation of a game design
data compression; engineering considerations; bandwidth usage
Anyways that what my course involves so will be an exciting challenge indeed :)
8/15/12 5:31:04 AM#2
Its possible to work from another country for a game developer, but not for a new starter or a junior employee, usually these kind of jobs are for people who have been with a company for a fair few years, or you have an important skill to offer, otherwise they want you under their nose.
Check to see if Austrailia has some developers, big or small just to get your foot in the door, or do as the greats did, go solo and create a project that shoots you into the big leagues.
I wish you all the best.
8/17/12 6:05:40 AM#3
The Australian Government has been pretty keen on stomping out all game design and game related activities in the country it seems, and the developers have noticed. The amount of game design studios in Australia has been declining for the last 5 years. My suggestion is to look at trying to get a job in Singapore. They might take on someone new, and its relatively an easy transition from Australia to Singapore. Singapore is probably the most friendly country for Game Development startups. Contract work is also picking up there.