These sites and invaluable assets to get your work in front of as many people in the industry as possible. Easy to use tools for building your portfolio and social platforms to get your work critiqued by future peers will help your growth as a game developer and get you noticed for that coveted job your looking for.
Getting a job in the industry requires you getting to know people and people getting to know you and know where to find you. Social media sites increase your visibility as a developer. It gets your work out there and shows what you can do to as many people possible.
Video and Streaming Platforms
Video and streaming services are great, free places to post your reels and stream your projects. You never know whos watching and increasing your visibility increases your chances of getting work and getting your games published.
Forums are excellent places to go to for those really specific questions you just can't find the answer to by a simple google search. Chances are if you a Maya, Blender, or any Game Engine related question someone on the corresponding forums knows the answer.
Some games media sites are not simply "just news". The sites below are great networking tools relative to the industry from many different avenues. Join their forums, read their articles, and watch their videos. These sites are brimming with information you absolutely need to know and people you need to connect with.
Check out these portfolios to see what got these recent hires into the industry and landed them their job. Use these examples as a bar to set for yourself and find out where you need to be outshine the competition and land a job.