Train2Game news: THQ Senior Designer’s advice on getting into the industry – “play a lot of games”

Train2Game students should play as many types of game as possible in order to enhance their chances of finding work in the games industry.

That’s according to THQ Senior Game Designer Wes Bunn, who was speaking to The Train2Game Blog in a soon to be published interview.

“Probably the biggest thing to do, the best thing, is play a lot of games. Not just the mainstream games, the blockbuster games, play a lot of indie games and expand your pallet so you can touch every area.” said Bunn, speaking to The Train2Game Blog at a UFC Undisputed 3 preview event.

And the Senior Game Designer, who started his career as a QA Tester, said that taking part in testing programmes is also a good way to get a foot in the door.

“As far as getting into the industry is concerned, you break in through focus group tests. Usually a company will bring people in to test their game and give feedback on what they think of the game.” said Bunn, adding that if a developer likes your feedback, they could offer you a role as a QA Tester.

“We do focus tests for our products, there’s usually an opportunity there if they like your suggestions enough to bring you on as a QA Tester or something.”

Bunn added that schools, are also a good way of learning the skills needed to get into the industry, though of course, Train2Game students already know this!

“Now they have the schools you can go to that’s an avenue as well, I have some friends who are enrolled in schools now, but back when I was around they didn’t have that!” said the UFC Undisputed 3 Senior Game Designer.

The full Train2Game Blog interview with THQ Senior Game Designer Wes Bunn will be published soon.

So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on his advice? Do you agree that playing a wide range of games is helpful for getting into the industry?

Leave your comments here on The Train2Game Blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

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