Gamer For life
Code samples : http://jjennings3.blog.com
Games/ Projects: http://jjenningsgames.weebly.com/
My name is Jonathan Jennings and I am a junior game developer from the beautiful state of california, I have aspiredto be a game developer since i was 11 years old and in october 2011 I took the first step towards solidifying that desire by graduating from devry University with a bachelors of science degree in Game & Simulation programming. In february 2012 I gained my first programming position at Sabertooth interactive !
Currently I am working as a contracter Jr. Programmer at Black ops entertainment in Santa Monica , California.
I enjoy both the areas of Game Design and Programming , Personally I think Game design is a field anyone could have a shot in but very few have the dedication ot succeed in. It's essentially about finding that sweet spot of fun whether that be digging for hours to make a cave hideout or smashing a house on top of pigs fun has several forms. however programming is a compliment to game design because not only can you conceptualize a game, you have the tool set to actually complete a project as well. maybe not very pretty if you lack artist but you do have the ability to create the basic functionality of a title .
The main reason I joined Gamasutra was to hopefully begin networking and establlishing some kind of connection to other members of the industry as well as to keep up to date with the latest game developement trends, musings , and knowledge.
I am excited , now that I have completed my education I feel adequately equipped to begin learning how to be a REAL developer, contribute to a team and hopefully walk into a gamestop one day and see a title i participated in the developement of sitting on a shelf. Feel free to send me an e-mail @ email@example.com if you have any questions both as a fellow gamer and as a professional developer. i love Gaming and thank you to anyone who actually read through this entire blurb about myself haha.
During my bachelors degree program I often times found myself wondering when this programming thing would result in a game and In this article I go over how my thoughts formed.
This weekend what started as me marking off as simply marking another title of my backlog results in me enjoying a game in a deeper way than I have in well over a year .
I have come to the conclusion that for me the best part of the interview process is seeing all the awesome and unique environments in which games are produced.
A glimpse of the Game developers conference through the eyes of a young game programmer and how truly it opened my eyes to how awesome the gaming industry is . More importantly why other young devs should make the effort to attend too .
I would like to receive comments and / or criticisms on my portfolio and how I can improve it and what I should do to better demonstrate my skill set .
After 3 long years of study i finally figure out that what I have been doing......is what I want to do after all.
[Blog - 02/26/2014 - 09:59]
Hi Will I was wondering ...
Hi Will I was wondering if you had any advice on whether or not it 's ok to ask a client to see the state of a project before agreeing to work with them I had an experience last year where I talked with a client who had nothing but ...
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I think it 's the ...
I think it 's the most beautiful and frustrating thing trying to make a game , as you state multiple times in your article the game seems simple but engineering it was anything but and while sure there are some areas where you could have taken another approach that would ...
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I guess something bigger something ...
I guess something bigger something that says Only the PS4 /xbox one could handle an experience like this even then I kind of feel like the xbox 360 and ps3 weren 't really pushed to the brink or that they couldn 't offer ever growing and more awesome games themselves. ...
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As a Somewhat recent Grad ...
As a Somewhat recent Grad who knows just how difficult it was to find game dev jobs , especially before getting my first one , I definitely applaud your attempt to provide an opportunity to build experience and skill sets for other young developers. I wish you and your cause ...