In the gaming industry, it’s not just about what you know, it’s also about who you know. And let’s be real, as a game developer, you’re probably not going to save the world on your own. That’s where networking comes in.
Attend gaming events: Gaming events are like conventions for superheroes. It’s where you’ll find other developers, industry professionals, and even potential employers all in one place. So, put on your cape and attend as many events as you can.
Join online gaming communities: The internet is a vast and wonderful place, and there are countless online communities dedicated to the gaming industry. Join some of them and start networking with like-minded individuals.
Collaborate with other developers: There’s nothing like working on a project with other developers to build a strong network. Not only will you learn from one another, but you’ll also have a portfolio of work to show potential employers.
Be helpful: In the world of gaming, it’s not about who you know, but about who knows you. So, be helpful to others, offer your expertise and be a valuable resource. It’s a small world and you never know who might need your help in the future.
Don’t be afraid to reach out: Whether it’s a cold email or a LinkedIn message, don’t be afraid to reach out to industry professionals. The worst they can say is no, but you might just be surprised at how willing people are to help.
Networking is like building your own team of Avengers. It takes time and effort, but with the right people on your side, you’ll be unstoppable. So, get out there and start building your network of superheroes. The world (of gaming) needs you!