This week on Monty’s Minute, viewer wants to know what kind of jobs someone who works with 3D models could get in the video games industry.
One of our viewers, who works in a specialized machine design field and deals with 3D models every day would like to know what kind of jobs are available to him in the video games industry. Are there positions that someone with experience in 3D models would be able to acquire?
He also asks if there are any online schools that could help expand his knowledge in to something more suited to the industry.
What’s a “Triple-A MMO?”
Another viewer asks what the term “Triple-A MMO” means. Is it a term used just to generate hype?
It’s a good question. What are we buying when we buy an MMO (or any video game) with the Triple-A title?
Has the kind of beta tester game companies need changed?
Picking up on Richie Procopio‘s Chat Bubble “What Kind of MMO Beta Tester Are You?“, another viewer wants to know if the games industry even needs the same kind of testers it used to. At this point, developers have a lot more tools available to them to allow them to evaluate the game. Do they still need someone to sit around filling out forms or should players just play and create data that the devs can look at?
What are commonly used software architecture patterns used in game development?
We take a turn into a more technical question when one viewer wants to know how extensively Software Development Engineers are utilized in testing games, rather than general Quality Assurance employees.
Am I completely un-hirable?
The final viewer has a bit of a quandary. He’s spoken with developers at the Eurogamer Expo before who have told him that his chosen degree of physics was good and he should stick with it because it would be easier to teach him coding than physics. However, upon return a year later, developers are telling him the opposite.
Did he screw up by staying in physics or will he find a job in the industry anyway?
For the answers to all of these questions, watch the video above. And as always. if you missed last week’s episode be sure to check it out here.
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