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MD Game Dev salaries are #1 on the East Coast! (source: GameCareerGuide.com)

Salaries by state

How much do entry level game developers make?.

Careers in Video Games

Breaking into the game industry

Advice about game careers

Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA)
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www.theeca.com
The ECA is an advocacy organization for consumers of interactive entertainment. Click the logo above for a student discount.

International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
www.igda.org
Check out the sections for newbies and students. Sign up for the local chapters (in Baltimore & DC/VA) to attend chapter meetings.

Game Career Guide
www.gamecareerguide.com
Educational articles, school listings and more.

Gamasutra
www.gamasutra.com
Job postings, industry info,and more.

Game Developer Magazine (now online only)
www.gdmag.com

gamestester.com
www.gametester.com
How to get an entry level job in the game industry as a game tester.

gamejobs.com
www.gamejobs.com
Gaming jobs.

Mary-Margaret.com
www.mary-margaret.com
A gaming recruiter. Review the job postings to see what kind of jobs are available and what kind of skills you would need.

The Art of Computer Game Design (PDF)
A book by industry veteran Chris Crawford. (It's out of print but free online.)

Networking, Resumes & Demos
How to create a compelling resume and demo.
Exhibiting your student game
Effective Networking in the Game Industry

"Serious Games"

What are Serious Games?
Serious Games Initiative

Serious Games News
Serious Games Institute
Games & Learning reading list
Games for Health
(see serious games conferences on our Events page)
Games for Change
Persuasive Games

Local Resources

International Game Developers Association (IGDA) - Baltimore & DC/VA chapters

Baltimore Gamer - news from the Baltimore gaming scene

Innovate Baltimore - "Innovate Baltimore is a social community for creative technology leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals, and enthusiasts in the Baltimore region."

AbleGamers - making games more accessible.  Read the manual on Includification.


Conferences

See Events page.


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