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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby commanderawesome » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:20 pm

Congrats, man! You're a very talented person, so i'm sure you'll go far.

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Postby Marth8880 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:49 pm

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Thanks everyone! :D

Anakin wrote:Will you study further?

No, at least not for a while. There aren't a whole lot of education opportunities for game design in general, there's mostly only diploma and bachelor's degree programs.

Also *student loan debt intensifies* :runaway:

EDIT:

Just got off the phone with a recruiter for PopCap Games for a QA position. The interview was brief (as it was intended to be) but I think it went well! :D

I just got off the phone with a recruiter for DICE Los Angeles (I applied to a Multiplayer Level Designer position there) and they said that they're interested in me and that I have a really strong portfolio, so they're gonna have me take a design test! :D

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Okay seriously I feel like I'm the only one posting here, c'mon people let's hear what's been happening lately! How'd finals go for those in school?

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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby ARCTroopaNate » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:05 pm

First semester of college went well, just got home today. 3 A's and a B+, still waiting on my calculus grade. Finals week was stressful but I'm glad it's over and went well.

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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby AnthonyBF2 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:14 pm

Got my first place this month, about to get full time security work and will get to see Rogue One this Monday. Best month/year ever.

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Postby ARCTroopaNate » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:27 pm

Congratulations Anthony! I'm also very excited to see Rogue One, it looks really good!

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Postby commanderawesome » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:57 am

Congrats Anthony!
ARCTroopaNate wrote:I'm also very excited to see Rogue One, it looks really good!

It IS really good.

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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby mswf » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:43 pm

Rogue One was a pretty cool movie!

I also helped release a trailer for a project I'm working on now. It's helping me keep off the streets: https://youtu.be/Gx_fxHVQk38

Also Rogue One was cool enough that it made me want to install the modtools again. Here's to hoping I can get it to work again :D

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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby Marth8880 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:30 pm

I finally secured a QA position at Monolith Productions! :D

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Postby ARCTroopaNate » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:55 pm

:D Congrats Marth! What does QA stand for??

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Postby Marth8880 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:19 pm

ARCTroopaNate wrote:What does QA stand for??

Quality Assurance. It's basically game testing, but much much more. QA analysts tend to work very closely with developers to write test plans and develop strategies to prevent bugs from occurring in the first place.

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Postby ARCTroopaNate » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:05 pm

Awesome, sounds cool. Congrats again. :) :)

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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby Marth8880 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:01 pm

Back in April before I was employed at Monolith, I applied for a Gameplay Scripter position at a new studio in Los Angeles called Royal Circus Games. Fast-forwarding to just a few weeks ago, I received a response from the studio saying they were interested in interviewing me for the position, and thus began the interview process. This weekend they offered me the position, and after long, careful consideration, I have realized that this is the right path to move forward with my career in the game industry.

My experience working at Monolith on such an incredibly ambitious and amazing project has been one of the best experiences of my life, and they will forever have my gratitude for choosing me above all others for the role, for helping me get my foot in the door, for providing me with the opportunity to prove myself, and for all of the valuable knowledge that I have gained during my short time there. I am heartbroken to leave my dream studio and everyone there who I’ve grown to love—but as I stated before, my future awaits elsewhere.

At Royal Circus Games, I will be working directly alongside Leslie Benzies (aka the former president of Rockstar North) as well as many other Rockstar veterans on an ambitious new project currently titled EVERYWHERE.

I'm extremely excited and nervous for this new change in my life, since I'll be moving down to Los Angeles for an unknown number of years. It'll be hard to leave my home and friends in the Pacific Northwest, but again, my future awaits.

Best part of all this? The new game is being built in the Lumberyard engine, which uses Lua for its scripting language. :P

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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby ARCTroopaNate » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:43 pm

Congratulations Marth! Glad to hear that things are going well career wise and eagerly await future updates, best of luck!

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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby Maveritchell » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:11 pm

Marth8880 wrote:Best part of all this? The new game is being built in the Lumberyard engine, which uses Lua for its scripting language. :P

Downside is you have to work in Cryengine. I've heard Lumberyard has much better documentation than out-of-the-box Cryengine, though, so there's that!

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Postby Marth8880 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:21 pm

Maveritchell wrote:Downside is you have to work in Cryengine. I've heard Lumberyard has much better documentation than out-of-the-box Cryengine, though, so there's that!

LOL yep. Lumberyard's Lua API in particular is disgustingly lackluster with its documentation, but it can't be as bad as CryEngine's... riiiiight? :P

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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby Cleb » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:36 pm

Kinda late because I haven't been on here in like half a year, but I finished my first year of engineering at my university and made the dean's list both semesters :thumbs:

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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby ARCTroopaNate » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:37 pm

Congratulations Cleb, glad school is going well.

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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby RevanSithLord » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:42 pm

I just got my new computer set up. Much better than my laptop, I can happily say. :) Will provide system specs in profile soon!

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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby Marth8880 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:11 pm

@RSL: Noice! How much did it cost?

As for me, I'm finally all set up at my new job down in LA! :D I may or may not be living (as a tenant) with a certain Gametoast moderator. ;)

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Re: GOOD things that have happened to you in the past month

Postby RevanSithLord » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:20 am

Marth8880 wrote:@RSL: Noice! How much did it cost?

As for me, I'm finally all set up at my new job down in LA! :D I may or may not be living (as a tenant) with a certain Gametoast moderator. ;)


The friend who built it for me didn't charge me at all, save for shipping & handling ($70-ish). He said it was a little over $400 for the build. Runs better than this laptop, I can certainly say. It definitely works, but I had to do some tinkering because the PCI slot on the motherboard was a bit weird when it came to seating the graphics card, so..it's a tad touchy, but that's fine, I figured it out. Looks and runs great. I need to get a dedicated WiFi card, though. A USB hotspot can only get me so far. :P

Congrats on your living arrangements and your job, once again!

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