If you are working on your own mod(s) are you going to work for an official developer team in future?

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 21%

I never thought about that (371 votes)

 48%

It is a possibility (838 votes)

 31%

Probably not (553 votes)

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SIGILL
SIGILL

I assume "going to work for an official developer team" means 'going pro'?

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Gauller
Gauller

Doesn't going pro just mean you get paid?

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lightsaber34
lightsaber34

I don't think that "getting paid" means "going pro".For me,being a member of every single dev company means "going pro",no matter if you get paid or not.Especially here in moddb there many developers that work unpaid.These people aren't "pros'?

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Gauller
Gauller

sure, but the main goal of becoming a modder is to get a career right? Doesn't that end with getting paid?

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KrustiClawn
KrustiClawn

What exactly do you mean with "official" anyway? Official to me is a team that tell us people they exist, famous or not. But I assume you refer to famous developers like Valve?

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MtM0201
MtM0201

He most likely means a legally established, indie or otherwise, development team/company. Famous or not doesn't matter in this case, as long as they can legally say so that they are whoever.

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KrustiClawn
KrustiClawn

How can you create a development illegally? (Unless you steal a name or idea ofcourse)

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Sgtmini
Sgtmini

Legal and official meaning registered copyright and name. Everything on this site is covered by intellectual copyright laws but I doubt a large majority of the projects or dev teams names have been registered on a federal level.

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KrustiClawn
KrustiClawn

Because a majority don't care or simply doesn't know about the things you just said. I know I don't

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cW#Ravenblood

Not only a possibility, an "aim".

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SteveZombie
SteveZombie

Not a chance; much prefer working on what I like, with no restrictions, in my own time.

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EclipseStardestroyer
EclipseStardestroyer

I've thought about it, but not enough to be something I REALLY want to do. Modding is more of a small hobby than anything. :)

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Kyou.
Kyou.

It use to be my goal when I was younger but now older I don't see myself ever working for some form of studio working on games. I still love modding as much as I did when I was younger I just no longer have the goal of working in the "game" industry.

Modding industry is where I would like to stay, as StevenZombie said no restrictions and so forward.

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Chompster
Chompster

doubt it.

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Garyn Dakari

It's certainly a goal of mine, yes.

But always uncertain, the future is...

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LynryBarkly
LynryBarkly

There are so many people fare more experienced than me that haven't so much have gotten a second glance. So yeah, I really doubt it.

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XFA24
XFA24

unfortuntly working in the gaming industry has a dark side....

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Lucífer
Lucífer

Anything is a possibility when you sign your contract in blood.

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Reborn:X
Reborn:X

Sell your Soul.

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*Don*
*Don*

Very biased poll.

Where is the "Hell yeah" choice?

Anyways, going "pro" just means you do it professionally, ie. getting paid. Don't try to look too deep into the meaning of 'pro'.

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Deuce_Savage
Deuce_Savage

"ACE" for an example started off making mods for the Battlefield series & look where that teams at now - Electronic Arts top game maker!

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masquedios
masquedios

Create games and get paid enough to live, ¿where i had to sign?

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RancidRandy
RancidRandy

I have a bunch of stories and concepts in the brewing, which to be honest would be a waste not to use for mods/games. Ever since I was a kid I'd dream of being a developer but right now I'm way too busy to learn as fluently as I'd like. I'm a VERY late bloomer in this sense.

As for going commercial, I have my hopes but also very realistic fears.

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Reactorcore
Reactorcore

Work for?

I'd prefer work with. Big difference.

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SmashingMoose
SmashingMoose

To be honest it's my biggest dream/ life goal, to work for a big company like valve, etc.... But sadly i know this will never happen since my knowledge of making models/ animation and so on is very basic. Also the country where i live ( Belgium ) has only 1 "real" game company. So i think it's better to be an electrician... for now.

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EMascheG
EMascheG

That is the dream of all from the website, but is very difficult to most but no imposible, I have the same dream of you but more ambitious try to create my own company, right now i am autodidact, and the difference is want to be programmer And my knowledge are no advanced more basic-intermediate. In my country(Paraguay) no exist anything about game programming, company or friends to make a group. So i am alone, But can make posible ours dreams

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SuperNexus
SuperNexus

I would probably stay as an indie developer, as I am currently the only modder (so far) making my Source Engine mod.

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