Game Dev?

Tesla / Eng
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Tesla Eng

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Interested in all things embedded systems
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Aug 6, 2018 6 Comments

Has anyone here spent some time working in (non-mobile) game development? If so, how was your experience? Big or small studio? How was the culture and how bad was the crunch? Would you ever go back?

I expect compensation is generally lower than most other software engineering paths. I’m just feeling awfully burnt out in my current role (thanks Tesla) and I’m starting to think about options outside of embedded systems.

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  • Indeed / Eng Figarooo🌲
    Yes compensation will be 60% at best. Long hours, grinds, expected overtime frequently, very large lack of software engineering understanding, and bad management.
    Aug 6, 2018 2
    • Tesla / Eng
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      Tesla Eng

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      Interested in all things embedded systems
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      OP
      Sounds like a blast. 😉 What was your role, if you don’t mind me asking? What sort of stuff did you work on?
      Aug 6, 2018
    • Indeed / Eng Figarooo🌲
      I worked on some ports also have good friends who still work in it making MMOs and ports so still have a good view in it
      Aug 6, 2018
  • Microsoft ublaz
    Great fun when you’re young and inexperienced, over time gets annoying when you’re mature enough to understand what’s going on. Long hours , very ambitious with poor management and under staffed. Heavily under paid so eventually senior talent leaves the industry or starts doing their own thing. Very unstable, even when doing well constant layoffs, reliance on contract roles that should be full time,etc. you really need to be passionate to thrive.
    Aug 6, 2018 0
  • Square / Eng nom🍔
    Game Dev nowadays is mostly scripting on engines. Mobile is actually one of the only platforms left where many still code the game, but that's going away too.
    Aug 6, 2018 1
    • Tesla / Eng
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      Tesla Eng

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      Interested in all things embedded systems
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      OP
      That’s a bit of a shame, but I guess it’s not terribly surprising.
      Aug 6, 2018

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