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Old 05-22-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default Can I write for/about video games with a game art & design degree

It's been a while since i posted here, but i would like some thoughts on something. I am currently attending the art institute of philadelphia and i am going for game art & design. I was in film, but im changing it to game art next semester. I'm not the greatest artist, but the GA&D program has more storytelling and writing elements than film. My passion is writing and storytelling and i would like to have a job in it after i graduate, even if it's writing for a a game journalism company to work my way up. Thoughts?
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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the GA&D program has more storytelling and writing elements than film. My passion is writing and storytelling and i would like to have a job in it after i graduate, even if it's writing for a a game journalism company to work my way up. Thoughts?
Writing game journalism is not the best way to work your way up into writing stories for games.
Read http://sloperama.com/advice/lesson32.htm ("Writing For Games").
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Absolutely, as a communication major in college (basically nothing) I am currently an author in the gaming field. Journalism is a field that is changing every day. You will have to define what looks like a successful writing career to you. It won't be easy but all these gigs start out and can work themselves into something bigger. (That seems to be the meta now a days)

Nobody can stop you from writing, posting and sharing. Be consistent.
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zfarls, please do not resuscitate threads that have been inactive for more than a month or two. This thread was dormant for a year.
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