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The skills required to become an environmental artist, programmer, or animator are becoming common knowledge, but certain parts of game design are sorely neglected. Scarce Talents, on Tuesday the 28th of October at the Old Truman Brewery, will delve into these areas.

Many seeking to break into the industry have experience of using game development tools at home, but what bridges the gap between mod-making and professional game development? Personnel from Splash Damage will be on hand to show the path they took from net-based mod team to AAA development studio.

Research and Development is an obscure, sometimes even neglected area for most studios, but not all programming and art jobs are in game development. Kuju’s London based R&D Department will be speaking on the vital role such work has for their portfolio of studios.

Audio course graduates and professionals alike wonder, and ask us regularly, how to get into creating audio for videogames. David Wise, Senior Musician at Rare, will reveal exactly what sound professionals need to know to break in.

While examining these arcane corners of game development, these speakers will also be joined by Crytek, Monumental Games and Rebellion.

Come down to the Old Truman Brewery on Tuesday the 27th of October to talk to all of the studios at the fair, and learn a thing or two from them.

The portfolio surgeries will take place in the Old Truman Brewery during the Gamesindustry.biz Career Fair. Whatever branch of game development you’d like to go into, bring your portfolio down for the panel to look at, and raise your chances of getting the game development you’ve been looking for.

Scarce Talent is part of Skillsweek (www.skillsweek.com). Skillsweek is part of the London Games Fringe, a festival of alternative gaming events at the end of October 2008, organised by artists, academics, gamers, game developers, educators and creative professionals from a wide range of different media: www.londongamesfringe.com

Official Website: http://expo.eurogamer.net/register.php

Added by Tobybarnes on October 7, 2008