Zorba the Hutt (zorbathut) wrote,
Zorba the Hutt
zorbathut

I just figured out my plan for pushing forward in the game industry.

My job title: Tools, Algorithms, and Optimizations.

See, nobody really does those things. Most people want more glamorous positions - like, say, graphics, or AI. Nobody really wants to be a tool design, and thus, everyone sucks at it.

I can go in saying "I would love to be a tools designer" and then explain to them exactly *why* they need a tools designer. I'll talk to their artist and ask them what features they want the most (and trust me they will have a list) and then say "I can do that. Just hire me and you'll get all of that." I can make their game look better *and* run better, I can make their tools run faster and do more at the same time - there isn't a game studio on the planet that wouldn't leap at that opportunity. Even here at Snowblind - where one of the effective rules of the company is "we need good tools!" - the stuff I've developed has increased our game's quality massively.

So there it is. It's a job that nobody wants to do, that I happen to love, and that I'm really good at - and a job that makes an enormous difference to the game.
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 7 comments