Hello my indigenius people! I chose to do an informational interview via email. I chose to contact Bethesda softworks, a division of Zenimax Media Company and a recognized leader in the gaming field today. I have been a fan of the Elder Scrolls franchise and the Fallout franchise for some time now and I was curious as to how one would get in the door with this company. Below is a transcript of the email communication that took place.
Message: Hello Bethesda Representative,
My name is Jose Theragood. I am a multimedia design student at Lane Community College in Eugene Oregon. I would like to ask some questions about how one would go about entering the conceptual art side of video game making. What skills sets are industry leaders such as yourself looking for in a possible employee? What kind of operational tempo does a major gaming company run at? The answers to these questions plus additional info and feedback from your company will be greatly appreciated. I will be posting this on a class blog and if there is any information that should not be posted please let me know in your reply. Thank you for your time and I hope to receive a response soon.
I really loved the way the Derrius had fun with his reply, it is little things like this that make me want to be part of a company/studio that understands the need for solid work but can also have fun
+Bethblog Developer Interviews, conversations with developers from various studios, many of whom talk about how they got into the industry.
+”So You Want To Be A Producer,” an episode from Penny Arcade’s series “Extra Credits.”
+Project Fun DigiPen, a site for workshops and summer programs geared toward pre-college students interested in learning the tools and techniques of game creation and other high-tech careers.
+Game Kit (Beta), a great activity website for learning the fundamentals of game design.