Game industry offers promising career prospects
on Wednesday,February 18,2009 23:02
After years of playing video games, one fan set out to explore their application in the field of architecture and went on to earn an academic degree.
Video games inspired Chris Totten to think about how game design can be applied to architecture. Luckily for him, he managed to connect with a professional designer who became interested in his ideas, according to gamasutra.com, an industry website.
As it turned out, Totten and Chris Chin from Valve Corporation have a similar outlook on the discipline.
"[Chin described his eagerness] to see game engines used as tools for architectural visualization that allows clients walk through their own buildings," wrote Totten in an excerpt published on the website.
He then described how their collaboration helped him use game design techniques in his work on his thesis for the Master of Architecture degree at the Catholic University of America School, School of Architecture and Planning, in Washington D.C.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for architects will grow dynamically at around 18 percent during 2006-16.
Meanwhile, demand for graphic designers is projected to increase by 10 percent while the biggest upswing, 37 percent, will occur in the area of web design and computer technology during the same time period.
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