3 Professions You Can Have In The Gaming Industry

As the old expression goes, “choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Not everyone has the opportunity to pick a job they love, but if you’re passionate about something, why not seek a job in that field? If you love gaming, there are a ton of jobs in the industry that’ll likely interest you. You may imagine gamers who play professionally or stream online when you think about gaming jobs, but there are dozens of jobs that could potentially suit you.

1. Game Designer

If you love playing video games, why not get in on the fun of making them? Game designers are the people who make sure a game is enjoyable. They are there every step of the process, whether it’s working on a plot or storyline, deciding the difficulty of a game or determining how to win. If you’re good with strategizing and planning, this could be a fantastic career for you.

2. Software Programmer

If you’re a fan of computer programming, becoming a software programmer may be the perfect fit for you. You’ll get to create games that millions of people will enjoy, and you’ll be paid handsomely for it. The average salary for a software programmer starts at $65,000.

3. Gaming Blogger

For the gaming lover who also has a knack for writing, blogging about gaming is a neat way to make money. Once you build a following, you can monetize your website and benefit from advertising revenue along with affiliate links.

Regardless of which career you choose, you’re sure to do well as long as you’re determined and ready to learn. While you hunt for a job, you can celebrate your love of gaming with a GameTruck San Jose party. Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate event or another celebration, we’re here to make your event one-of-a-kind. Reach us at 866-253-3191 or click here to request a quote.

From Board Games to Video Games

We did as well! We decided to play and compare two classic board games. First, we played Apples to Apples the board game, then the video game. We wanted the traditional feel to distinguish the difference between the two mediums. The second set we tried was Battleship. Like Apples to Apples, We played Battleship the board game first, followed by the video game.

Apples to Apples- Board Game

This board game is for 4-10 players and takes less than 30 minutes to play. Inside the box are the red cards, green cards, and the rule sheet. These rules aren’t very complicated which makes this game a lot of fun to play. To start the game, give each player seven red cards. When each player has seven cards, you will need to choose someone to start being the judge. This judge will change from round to round so everyone will get a turn.

You can now start the game by flipping over the first green card. Each player will place a red card, anonymously, except for the judge. The goal is to have your red card get picked by the judge so you can tailor which cards you play to the personality of the judge.

This game is fun to play and usually ends with a ton of laughs. Whoever wins the green card, will then be the judge. This game continues until one player earns the agreed upon limit of green cards.

Apples to Apples- Video Game

In the video game, it starts by giving you a tutorial on how to play and use the controller. Similar to the board game, you choose which red card is most like the green card, and if the judge selects the same one, you win!

You are given 32 seconds for each level and your time limit rolls over from round to round. It may not seem like enough time but don’t worry; you can gain extra time by winning. On the other hand, if the judge does not pick your card and you lose, time will be deducted from your already depleting time limit

Battleship- Board Game

In this board game, players get to place their ships on a grid-like ocean. These ship pieces are small so be careful not to lose them! Place your opponent in front of you so they cannot see your laptop like battle station. After placing your ships, you can start the game.

Call out where you want your ship to fire by saying positions like “D6” or “A4”, and if your opponent has a boat there, they must tell you that you’ve hit their ship and put a placeholder of where the vessel was hit. This game can be very frustrating but is a ton of fun!

Battleship- Video Game

They added awesome features to the video game that the board game did not. You can play online with other people, so you never have to worry about finding someone to play with you. First thing first, place where you want your ships located.

After placing your ships, you can start to fire upon the enemy ships, one square at a time. This game has some simple, but pretty cool graphics. Keep in mind; each fleet does something different, so strategy is a big part of this game.

Know of any other board games turn video games?

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How Video Games Can Help Your Child

We all know that video games influence our children, but is that really a bad thing? We all know the dangers of video games but do you know how video games can help your child?

Wondering Why Your Child Can Beat a Video Game in a Matter of Days?

The answer lies in your child’s thought patterns. There is a large amount of concentration and goal orientation that is learned when your child aims to beat a video game. Their pattern recognition and reasoning changes as a game continues. Their situational awareness also changes as their video game style develops and they start to play new and different types of games.

A Well Known Benefit is Higher Adaptability to Teamwork and Cooperation

With the rise in multiplayer games as well as online gaming, this benefit is well known. When working together with large groups, there are a few skills that must be met to create a working team. Some of these skills are learning to compromise, pattern recognition, and reasoned judgments. These skills may sound familiar from an average workplace.

Video Games Help Your Child Respond to Challenges

As most adults know, when overcoming challenges, a key factor is risk assessment. When your child plays video games, they go through the same process. They assess the risks of avoiding an enemy or take the risk of approaching them head on which helps nurture and create your child’s gaming style.

What About Responding to Frustration?

Video games help with this too! Have you seen how many times your child has jumped off a level only to have to restart at the beginning? Chances are you’ve only seen a fraction of how many times they’ve had to restart that level. The difficulty of games vary but chances are your child is working their way up to even harder video games.

This persistence can be credited to your child’s ability to rethink goals. Out-of-the-box thinking is a large part of most video games. Their ability to process and rethink the situation helps them accurately assess their skills and interpret information differently that complements their gameplay style.

After Seeing All the Benefits Video Games Offer, How Do You Feel?

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