Ludia creates and distributes cross-platform interactive entertainment with mass consumer appeal.
Located in Montreal and founded by experienced industry players, Ludia's innovative and high-quality product portfolio consists of original and branded properties including, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?®, Family Feud®, Jurassic Park, Press Your Luck®, The Price Is Right®, Where's Waldo?® and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
On February 24th, we hosted a panel, in collaboration with Pixelles, on diversity in the gaming industry. We welcomed 5 amazing and inspiring women who work in that milieu. Armed with good advice and tips on how to break into the industry, they spoke to a room filled with several young women, and some men, who want to be a part of this exciting world! For your convenience, we took the evening’s main highlights and put them in this post...
Networking is important
Networking will greatly improve your chances of success. Go out and meet people who work in the industry, it will open doors for you. Get involved in events organized within the video game industry, among others, and make connections with people on LinkedIn. Recruiters and industry people use this tool a lot in order to expand their network.
Preparing for the interview is crucial
When searching for a job, do not limit yourself to the job description. Sometimes you have to take a chance and let the recruiter do the screening. Once you get an interview, come prepared by doing your homework on the company. Research their games and the technology they use. During the interview, don’t hesitate to ask questions: recruiters like to see that you are interested in their company.
The "fit" is important
In addition to technical skills, studios are looking for candidates who have a personality and values similar to their own. Humility, team spirit and authenticity are qualities that are more and more important to employers. Whether you are extroverted or not, each person can find his/her place in this industry.
All experiences count
Take internships seriously, treat them the same way you would a full-time job. More often than not, internships become permanent positions and open several doors. You’ll also want to use internships as opportunities to get to know your strengths.
What employers want
It’s a fact that, in 2016, there is still a lack of women in industry. However, companies want more diversity; they want more women on their team. Furthermore, studios are looking for passionate people who work well in teams.