I’ve always been passionate about games, whether it be the gameplay, story or even those cool things that happen in the process of making the games. But I’ve never really known what I wanted to pursue for a career. Being able to experience something so many children wish they could just makes me feel so ecstatic. Currently I’m doing a Diploma of Digital Interactive Games at Melbourne Polytechnic, and the things I’ve learnt and the people I’ve met have influenced me in my decision of the career I want to pursue. We’ve completed so many fun and awesome assignments but the one I’ve loved the most is our major assignment which will be publicly exhibited in November. My team and I put together a great idea for a 3D animation, we sat there and thought how can we make this happen? How can we make this work? So I came up with this awesome idea to animate the final piece in Unreal Engine. For those who don’t know what that is, well it’s an engine for making really awesome looking games. My major role in our team was project management, at first I thought it was going to be boring and hard but I found it fun, I got to give advice to the team, help them out, and give my opinion even though it was a bit stressful. But I finally found something I like, something I want to pursue in life. I came to this course trying to find something so hard to find, something that a vast majority of young people can’t find. The something that I found was my dream, the one thing I want to pursue in life, my dream career. Being student fresh out of high school, I was scared that I would get nowhere in life, I might not be the greatest artist or programmer but one thing I know I can do is talk and lead. I want to let other people no matter what age they are that you can achieve the unachievable, never give up if times are hard, just get up and try again, keep searching! You will find what you truly are seeking for. I was able to achieve something I thought was unachievable and I know others can too! I plan to get into project management for indie game companies and marketing for games. Nothing is impossible! Written by Jamil Moscatiello, Student, Melbourne Polytechnic Digital and Interactive Games and Digital Media
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