Believe me, even if they don't respond developers ARE reading places like this.
Of course we are, why wouldn't we? Most of us started out as gamers and still are gamers.
It really boils down to convincing the studio you're trying to land a gig at that you can do the work they need. Whether that's a sharp portfolio with zero actual game experience, mod experience, or a pedigree from other game studios is almost completely irrelevant.
Most studios are desperate for qualified talent, but anyone worth their salt will check references, talk to previous employees, etc. to verify what's on the resume.
I've actually had a candidate send me a portfolio once that had renderings of characters they claimed were their own that someone on my team
had actually built. The game industry is smaller than many people might think.This comment was edited on Nov 10, 2008, 21:05.