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Hiring Game Designers, Lead Designers, Design Director, and of course Interns

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CombatCube

Senior Member

02-03-2013

Would a Software Systems degree be a good credential to any of the open positions? (and of course a resume/cover letter that documents other impressive work in the area)


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Therebrae

Senior Member

02-03-2013

Hey Zileas,

I'm currently in my second year of Electrical Engineering (With a Junior's worth of credits due to advance placement and dual credit classes in high school). I interned with a high end research group last summer, have a solid GPA, and love league of legends. I don't have any game design experience, but I like to theorycraft and talk to my friends about the game, and seeing this opening is a huge hype for me.

My question is that is # of years in school a big problem (as stated before, I will be coming out of my second year), or do I have a shot and should apply with this? I know there will be a lot of applicants and it will be a tough crowd.

Thanks,
Therebrae


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Super Explosion

Senior Member

02-03-2013

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Therebrae:
I'm currently in my second year of Electrical Engineering (With a Junior's worth of credits due to advance placement and dual credit classes in high school). I interned with a high end research group last summer, have a solid GPA, and love league of legends.


The real question is-- can you explain how a baud rate generator works?


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xSunandmoonx

Senior Member

02-03-2013

I'm a software engineering student about to graduate in a couple of months and the thought of being a game designer is intriguing to me. However, do designers do any programming, or do they just utilize somewhat technical tools created by engineers? I'd love to do both programming and designing.


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Niqhtmare x

Senior Member

02-03-2013

omg im so nervous to turn in my application

zileas, if youve gotten any intern applications, can you tell me generally how long their applications are?


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FosterTheChamps

Senior Member

02-03-2013

If you happen to see this, I've had a burning question on my mind for quite some time now.

I'm a writer and currently a student at West Virginia University. I'm currently getting a dual degree in English (emphasis in Creative Writing) and Journalism (emphasis in print). While I'm only starting to try and become a fresh name in the community itself and experience what ranked has in store for me, I've absolutely fallen in love with the game. This includes all aspects, lore included.

My question is this: would there ever be the need for someone with a writer's mentality and skill set in a company such as Riot games? I'm not asking if there are spots open or where and how can I apply, I'm just curious as to what positions could ever be filled with someone of my "creative ilk" as some would say. ;P


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Super Explosion

Senior Member

02-03-2013

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Niqhtmare x:
omg im so nervous to turn in my application

zileas, if youve gotten any intern applications, can you tell me generally how long their applications are?


You could always just give yourself to insanity--

The anxiety fades into blissful Blitzcrank games.


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M0MENTUM

Senior Member

02-03-2013

Hey Zileas, I should be finishing college next semester with a degree in Spanish with minors in Business and Japanese. Obviously not really a degree oriented towards game design, however I also have around 2.1k elo (Platinum Division 1, and my "LoLKing Score" is 2130) so my understanding of the game is pretty fair, and I consider myself intelligent. I've been involved in online gaming for a really long time, and I'd like to start working my way towards a career in game design. If I were to apply, would y'all shy away from a liberal arts degree, or would my ELO have any kind of sway in the matter?


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Gazow

Senior Member

02-03-2013

im pretty great at agreeing with things zileas, can i be an of course intern?


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ˆMakotoˆ

Senior Member

02-03-2013

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Zileas:
Would depend upon the type of job you had in the military. More generally, if you were in a very selective unit or division, or had some unique accomplishments that could impress us too.

Thanks Zileas, I can let you know that I was in charge of roughly 5 to 10 million $ worth of equipment (explained on my resume) and I worked in a Special Troops Battalion. Received early promotion from PVT (Private) (E-1 to E-4) SPC (Specialist) within 1.5 years of service, and a few medals as well. I spent my time in Iraq providing phone lines and internet (Networking / Tech Support) for my patrol base as well as surrounding bases, and was the operator and NCOIC (person in charge) of the whole communications network for my area. I was in charge of operating our large satellite and manually guiding it to the correct connecting satellite in space to provide the communications.

Is that the kind of stuff you're looking for? If so, ill make sure I put in an App