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Dawn Rosenberg McKay

Thinking About a Career in Video Games?

By February 8, 2013

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I was part of the first generation of home video game owners. I was in middle school when my parents bought me a small home system on which I could play an electronic tennis game that involved hitting a white ball back and forth with two white lines. Fun times! I can actually remember when video games didn't exist, but I would bet that no 20 or 30-something can.

The generation that grew up playing video games is now making them. What video game enthusiast hasn't dreamed of one day designing games himself or herself? While there aren't many entry-level video game design jobs, there are other jobs available for people just starting out in this field. The video game industry is booming. Those who are interested in working in the video game industry can consider careers in programming, audio engineering and animation. There are also business-oriented jobs, for those who want to work on that end of things.

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