The Independent (UK), October 16
The game design industry, once viewed as the purview only of hobbyists and the self-taught computer scientist, is emerging as a viable career path and as a serious academic field. In fact, the last few years have been regarded something of a golden age for video games, with sales records shattered regularly and critical acclaim at an all-time high. While it is still very difficult to land jobs within the biggest gaming companies, the industry needs game designers more than ever: not just directors who orchestrate the entire game, but also junior-level employees who design systems and individual set pieces.
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