CGT professor publishes book on careers in video game development

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"A Career in Video Game Development"A professor in Purdue Polytechnic’s Department of Computer Graphics Technology published a book about the video game development industry.

Robert Howard, assistant professor of practice, published “A Career in Video Game Development.” The book is designed to provide a non-technical overview of the industry.

“The video game industry is highly competitive,” said Howard. “There have never been more opportunities to make video games for a living. But it’s hard to take advantage if you do not understand how games are made and what people in the field actually do.”

The book is designed to help readers understand the modern video game industry, to learn about common job types and to know what skills employers require for those positions.

Howard’s experience in industry dates to 2006, when he began working as a freelance game sound designer. After changing roles to game design in 2009, he worked on titles including “Bioshock Infinite,” “Prey 2,” “Batman: Arkham Origins,” and “Aliens: Fireteam Elite.”

“A Career in Video Game Development” is available from eAcademic Books.

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