#MyFirstGameJob: 30 of the top stories about making the first step into the video games business
To celebrate the Digital Schoolhouse Esports Tournament Final – and to tie into a panel at the event about video game careers - the 30 Years of Play campaign launched a Twitter hashtag to find out how people in the video games biz got their big break.
But to be perfectly honest, none of us expected #MyFirstGamesJob to get as big as it did. Over the course of 24 hours, it grew into a worldwide trend that drew in literally thousands of tweets from video games professionals in the UK, US, Europe and beyond.
If you want to check out the full list of tweets, we recommend diving into the tag on Twitter to have a full look. However, for those looking for a handily curated selection, here are 30 of our favourite tweets from the campaign.
1) Testing times at Sega
2) Mapping Liberty City
3) Staying out of trouble
4) My, haven’t computers gotten better?
5) Rocking out
6) The boss writes in
7) Charity begins in Banbury
8) Jumping (vegetables) into the industry
9) The first of us
10) Crafting a career
11) Promo material raiding
12) Past perfect
13) Graduating with flying colours
14) We all have to start somewhere
15) A Rare old time
16) No license to thrill
17) Sharewaring to success
18) Love at first hire
19) A Fabled process
20) Foreign forays
21) You always get one of these
22) Proof that a tenner gets you nothing nowadays
23) Live on EVETV
24) Sesame Tweet
25) Once a fan, always a fan
26) One MMO job to rule them all
27) ASCII’ing for a job
28) Argus takes care of it
29) Entering the Playground
30) When weasels fly
Want to join in with the discussion? Check out #MyFirstGamesJob on Twitter now.