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Paid to Play: An Insider's Guide to Video Game Careers

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*Unique - Currently there are NO OTHER video game career guides with over 100 interviews from current, working game professionals. They are fully candid and give readers an unvarnished look inside the industry. The biggest secret? It's actually work.
*Written by Insiders - The authors are a professional, registered Career Counselor and two game writers who have worked on ov
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 10th 2006 by Prima Games
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Jeph
Nov 28, 2012 Jeph rated it liked it
Paid to Play, as made famous by gaming web comic "Penny Arcade" is a self-help book about landing your "dream job" in the video game industry. However, though this book touts itself to be a guide to game careers, it's really more of a reality check. Paid to Play is worth a read for those "toying" with the idea of working in the video game industry. The hard-knock style of revealing the reality of the working world in the gaming industry will turn away all but the most serious prospective employe ...more
Nathan Meunier
Jul 16, 2013 Nathan Meunier rated it liked it
A funny read that's rooted in solid reporting, Paid to Play touches on the full gamut of game-related careers available to aspiring gamers. While it has some great info and covers a lot of different careers, I find each section is somewhat limited in its scope, and the areas that particularly interest me - writing and journalism - left me wanting more. A great pick for anyone who's curious about game career options, but it doesn't quite dig deep enough into each subject.

Corlag TheBard
Dec 25, 2012 Corlag TheBard rated it it was amazing
Simply put, if you are serious about perusing a career in any form of Game Development, you MUST read this book. It is an indispensable starting point, and gives a great first full picture look at what jobs are out there. Although dated, the information holds up very well. I look forward to seeing an updated version of this book hit the market soon.
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May 29, 2014 Mamapotamus rated it it was amazing
To sum it up - go to college, get degree, go back to college, get another degree, perhaps go back to college for yet another degree.
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