Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Serious Job Of Game Designer

Serious Games challenging us to play more rewarding jobs


Via: VideoJug - Game Designer

VideoJug, the how-to video aggregator site, has recently made a terrific batch of videos on video game design with top-class interviews with industry expert Harry Ravenswood - Lead Designer, Kuju Entertainment (London). VideoJug strongly believes that these videos provide excellent content for video games enthusiasts.


Harry talks about life as a game designer, the general video games industry, how to get a job as a game designer, making games, and also talks specifically about violent video games.

About Harry Ravenswood

Harry moved to the UK from Australia in 2004, where he had been working at Torus Games. He has worked on 7 published titles on a range of different consoles, and has been working as a designer for over 6 years. He recently worked on The Regiment for Kuju Entertainment, an action title which saw him working closely with current and previous members of the SAS to get it as authentic as possible. He's currently leading on a team on a top-secret new project...


Meet the Expert
About VideoJug
VideoJug is one of the view video aggregating sites that include a wide array of self-published content.
Unlike YouTube, many of these videos are created by the VideoJug team. What’s more, if there are any topics you’d like to see the team making a video about, you can submit a request.

Earlier this year, VideoJug has raised $30 million in an equity round that included a private investment consortium that was led by private equity financier Jeremy Coller, founder of Coller Capital.

The consortium also includes the venture capital arm of the hedge fund Sloane Robinson, which invested $20 million in VideoJug’s latest round of funding for a significant minority stake in the video-sharing site. This places the value of VideoJug close to $70 million.

And what to do with all this funding? Perhaps they’ll continue to build up their library of premium content that’s been produced by VideoJug, offering tips on how to negotiate a new salary to how to unblock a toilet. They may also build up their contributing user base for those that would like to create their own series or channel for how-to videos.