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Quest Complete: Work my way up to an FTE game developer position


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DreamJob

 

That’s right, I am now an FTE video game designer at Monolith/WB Games!  My dream of becoming a full-time video game designer is now complete.  Don’t think I’m just going to stop there though!  Next step: Work my way up the game designer chain!

Shadow of Mordor at E3


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Shadow of Mordor has been having an incredibly great showing at E3!  In fact, we have currently won or have been nominated for 22 awards!  Take a look at some of the videos below!  Don’t forget to vote for us for Game of Show (Links below)!

 

Gamespot 2014-06-11 (Recommended)

http://www.gamespot.com/videos/e3-2014-middle-earth-shadows-of-mordor-day-2-stage/2300-6419581/

 

IGN 2014-06-11 (Recommended)

 

PlayStation 2014-06-10

 

GameSpot 2014-06-10

http://www.gamespot.com/videos/e3-2014-middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor/2300-6419458/

 

Don’t forget to vote for Shadow of Mordor for E3 Game of Show!

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/06/11/e3-2014-whats-your-best-game-of-show

http://www.destructoid.com/vote-now-for-destructoid-s-e3-2014-community-choice-award–275782.phtml

 

As of right now, we’re number 5 on the GameSpot top 50 most anticipated games list:

http://www.gamespot.com/gamespot-fifty/

Shadow of Mordor E3 CG Trailer


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We released a CG trailer for E3 for Shadow of Mordor!

 

 

Be sure to check us out at E3!

Shadow of Mordor Story Trailer – Make Them Your Own


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Monolith released another story trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor:

 

 

Also, you can now pre-order on Steam:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/241930/

Shadow of Mordor – Weapons and Runes


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Another video for Shadow of Mordor.  This time, learn about weapons and runes!

 

Shadow of Mordor Story Trailer And Release Date Announcement


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Another trailer for the game I’m working on, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor:

Also, the release date was announced – October 7, 2014!

Shadow of Mordor Gameplay Video


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Here is a gameplay video of the game that I’ve been working on at work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pFgvvgGEpkQ

Ctrl + Alt + Del did a comic about it:

http://www.cad-comic.com/cad/20140124

And so did Penny Arcade:

http://penny-arcade.com/comic/2014/01/27

Shadow of Mordor


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This is the game that I’ve been working on at work:

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/11/12/december-2013-shadow-of-mordor-67498.aspx

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Quest Complete: Get a Job as a Game Developer


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Achievement Unlocked - Foot in the door

 

I did it!  I got a job working as a contracted design production assistant.  I’m technically contracted to WB Games, but I’m doing work for Monolith.  Next step: Work my way up to an FTE position!

New Game Engine


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After taking a good amount of time to think about where I am in terms of my career, I have decided to quit my job as a QA tester and use the 40 hours a week that I would have been at work to program in an attempt to better my programming skills and land a programming job.  I will start by making an engine, which I will use to make a 2D game.  After that, I will either make a 3D game or start making tech demos of things that I want to show off to employers, like A* pathfinding, a 3D graphics demo, or something similar.


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