Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Get in the Game: Careers in the Game Industry Paperback – Sep 27 2002


Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
CDN$ 22.49 CDN$ 0.01

Join Amazon Student in Canada



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (Sept. 27 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735713073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735713079
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 17.5 x 22.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,144,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: Paperback
Ok, first off. If you want to get in to the games industry then buy this book. If you dont then you are just cheating yourself. I have learnt more from this book than all the other design books conbined. While most books seem reasonably happy to bombard you with complicated and confusing infomation, this book presents every topic very clear and concise. It takes you through all the areas of game development with great detail yet acknowledges that you are new to a lot of things and does its very best to give you a good understanding. Before reading this book I was very unclear on a lot of industry related infomation. But not now thanks to Marc Mencher acting as my personal tutor page after page. Finally I have a structured plan on how I am going to break in to the industry. Before reading Get In The Game I really had no idea of how I was going to get in to my dream job. Now however I have a great understanding of what I have to learn and everything I need to do. I now have a great degree of confidence and with Marc Mencher's advice I have began networking. I really can not think of anything negative to say about this book. Ok, so the resume section could of been a little better executed but it was there to teach you how to put together a good resume and thats what its done. On top of all that it has a very useful resource catalogue. Please for your own benefit buy this book. It will really help you. I cannot thank Marc enough for putting together this fantastic book.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By A Customer on July 13 2003
Format: Paperback
Is there supposed to be something insightful in this book? I did not see it. Gave the book to my cousin who is mentally challenged.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By George Jones on July 13 2003
Format: Paperback
This is one of the worst attempts at writing a book I have ever seen, let alone writing one on getting a job in the game industry. Several people I know have used the advise from this book: one got fired outright; another ended up getting sued by his boss; a third is now an alcoholic.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
I read his book and started networking and marketing myself. 6 months later through a contact I got through networking I got a job as a Content Manager for a AAA game company.
It's all who you know and how well you can network to get there. The game developers are a small tight-knit group who rely on other people's referrals.
Marc's tips got me started creating a database of game developers and keeping touch with those contacts. I also redid my resume according to his advice and it really stood out.
I did other things on the side: Create modifications for existing games (Unreal, Half-Life), reworked my demo reel (also using advice from Marc's book), and worked as an intern for a 3-D design company. But this book was the glue that held all those parts together.
This is a great book and well worth the money. My current position can testify to that.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
This book is an excellent overview of the game industry. It goes into some detail regarding the different positions and the rolls people play within a game company; programmers, producers, artists and some of the specialties within each category. Marc takes the time to explain the basic skill sets that are expected of a candidate and suggests a few ways of making yourself stand out from the crowd.
It contains a good deal of practical advise for the beginner who wants to break into the industry and certainly does it's best to dispel some of the myths that surround it (you will not be playing games all day at work!). He also has some good refreshers for those of us who have been around for a while that we all need to be reminded of on occasion (Network!).
This book is not a magic bullet, but nothing could be... but it sure give some good suggestions on how to aim.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
This is the best book written on getting a job in the video game industry! It has been very useful and within 4 months of purchasing the book, I landed a job at a major video game company. This book is a must have for anyone getting into the industry or even trying to further their careers.
Thanks Marc!!
Giuseppe Grammatico
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
I've been in the industry for ten years and I still learned things from this book. It has simple, surface truths and also deeper, specific suggestions that you might never come up with on your own.
I'm constantly asked by folks, "How do I get a job in the games industry" and this is a great answer to that. It won't get them the job, but it answers the question far better than I can in an email or over a beer. And it has some great references in the back to help someone find even more sources of information.
I've also enjoyed giving this book to the sons and daughters of friends -- high school aged kids who don't know what they want to do in life but like video games. It doesn't hurt to get them started thinking about their career.
Hope this helps.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Paperback
As a verteran of the videogames industry I can say without prejudice that Marc Mencher KNOWS what he's talking about. I can think of no better resource (other than spending years actually working in game companies) for people aspiring to get into games. Marc is fair, honest and comprehensive and Get in the Game! is a must have and a must read for anybody looking to break into the biz.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Product Images from Customers

Search


Feedback