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Old 11-13-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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Hello all, i am currently a high school student taking my classes online so i can work, and i was wondering if anybody knows about any development studios in the Vancouver area or even Seattle that offer tours or the lets someone walk in and talk directly to the development team or the QA team about their careers and what its like? (and if it helps i am currently interested in pursuing a career in programming and i wanna thank whoever made thi site .. it helps a lot )

Thank you for taking your time and read/answering my question.

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Old 11-14-2007, 01:38 AM   #2
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Hello all, i am currently a high school student taking my classes online so i can work, and i was wondering if anybody knows about any development studios in the Vancouver area or even Seattle that offer tours or the lets someone walk in and talk directly to the development team or the QA team about their careers and what its like? (and if it helps i am currently interested in pursuing a career in programming and i wanna thank whoever made thi site .. it helps a lot )

Thank you for taking your time and read/answering my question.

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Contact the companies in question and ask for a tour/whatever as a student.
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:30 AM   #3
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Ive tried that and it seems i have to go in with a class as a school trip in order for a tour to take place .. i guess ill just stick with the site and gamasutra

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Old 11-15-2007, 01:06 AM   #4
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I thought as much. The only times I have known for personal tours to happen if they are a friend of someone who works there.
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this sucks .. i guess im just gunna have to start talking to ppl in the game industry to see if they can help me out a bit or get me in lol
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hello again .. sorry for the double post but i thought that it would be better than making another topic ( i may be wrong) but anyway here it goes .. do you have to have any art skills to get into the gaming industry? im the type of person that cant draw a stick figure with a ruler and a dime for tracing
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i was wondering if anybody knows about any development studios ... that offer tours or the lets someone walk in and talk directly to the development team or the QA team about their careers and what its like?
You can get a studio tour if you win an IGDA scholarship to GDC!

The deadline to apply is Dec. 7 for the 2008 GDC (which takes place in March in San Francisco).

Scholarship winners get a free GDC pass, an orientation about GDC, a studio tour of a local game studio, and are assigned a mentor to meet with during the conference. Gotta be 18 and in college/uni.

See: http://www.igda.org/scholarships/

Also see for advice: http://www.igda.org/Forums/showthrea...threadid=29749
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Gotta be 18 and in college/uni.
thats the part where i had to stop reading im 17 and in high school
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