Game Developer Interview Questions
Hi there! My name is Kendra, and I run the Youngstown Game Developers (YGD). YGD is a game developer community networking group in Youngstown, Ohio dedicated to helping game developers resource, network, make new friends, share ideas and help each other. Our website is youngstowngamedevelopers.com.

What I am wanting to do is to ask other indie game developers a series of questions about your games, your team, yourself and your development. I am hoping this will inspire and motivate our local developers.

I thank you in advance for answering the questions in this form. If there are any that you can't answer, please just leave them blank.

Thanks!

What is your name?
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What is your studio name?
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What is your website?
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What city / state do you work in?
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What is the current game or project your studio is working on?
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What inspired the art direction for your current project?
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Audio and music is important in a game. What inspires your audio? How do you create your audio/music?
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Tell me a little bit about yourself, where you grew up, what kinds of things interested you as a child and as an adult, your family.
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How did video games influence your childhood and personal development?
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What is your educational background? What degrees do you have?
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When you were in grade school, did any of your courses discuss game programming or video game development or game art?
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How many team members do you have currently working with you?
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What types of job roles do you currently do?
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How do you balance out your work and life?
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What kind of market is there for games? In your opinion, is this an industry with a lot of opportunity for startups/indies, or is it dominated by big companies?
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What game companies (if any) have you previously worked for or done work for?
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What are some game or app titles you have worked on?
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What is your personal favorite game(s) of all time to play?
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What is your least favorite game you have ever played, and why?
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What is your personal favorite console of all time to play?
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What happens to your unused or cancelled game assets (music, models, animations, concepts, voice overs, etc.)?
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What is your basic structure for developing a game?
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What are some problems you have faced while developing a game?
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What type of model(s) do you use to make money with your games? If more than one, which do you prefer?
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What programming languages do you know? What programming language do you prefer to use for development?
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What game sdk do you prefer to use (Unity, Unreal, RPG Maker, Android Studio, etc)?
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What is your personal favorite game art style (pixel art, cell art, 3D, 2D, digital watercolor etc)?
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How do you handle optimization while building your games?
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How many games do you typically publish in a year?
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How long have you worked in the game industry? What kind of jobs did you have before you started in the game industry?
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Are you playing any games, now? What games are you playing on what consoles?
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Besides your own game(s), what games are you excited to see come out this year?
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Many indie game devs have a day job. Have you ever had to / do you have a day job?
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What is the most rewarding aspect of being an indie dev?
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What advice do you have for people who want to work in game development? Specifically, what did you learn from your first experiences when you were applying for game industry jobs?
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Images and Logos
Please send your images, logos, videos or any other files to kendra@youngstowngamedevelopers.com
Have any links you'd like to share? Please list them below.
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Do you have a game you'd like YGD to review? Please send us a review copy or Steam Code and we'll get right to it!
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