Note: Originally posted on Medium – https://medium.com/@kindofstrange/game-industry-101-the-power-of-online-networking-e59edcdb2f4e
The game industry can be a wonderful place, filled with amazing people, making an insane amount of creative content year in and year out. It’s also a much smaller place than many people realize.
For industry veterans, it’s not at all uncommon to have worked with some of the same people over the course of many years, at a variety of companies. For those looking to get into the industry, this can be incredibly daunting as personal recommendations can make or break an applicant’s chance of success in finding a role, let alone actually getting one.
Luckily, the opportunity to connect online can be an incredible way to start building one’s connections. You don’t necessarily have to be in a big city to start reaching out to other developers and building real relationships. So jump on in, give it a go, and see where it can take you!