Quick Quotes – Ken Levine’s start in the industry

By Brenna Hillier
16 November 2011 00:17 GMT

“I had a couple of false starts with screenwriting and computer consulting and graphic design, all these different things. And then it occurred to me – I was reading NextGen magazine, which they don’t publish any more – and I saw their ads in the back for jobs at game companies and one ad that really stood out to me was an ad for a company called Looking Glass, which also doesn’t exist anymore unfortunately. And there was a game designer job and I was like, ‘Game designer. Well, that sounds good. Let me try to do that.’ And I applied for a job and they called me up and they gave it to me. I got in fairly quickly.

“It occurred to me first that there was such a job, and then I was like, ‘Oh. OK. That’s what I want to do.’ The moment it occurred to me such a job existed, it was very clear I wanted to do that.”

— Irrational Games boss Ken Levine tells IndustryGamers how he discovered his dream career.

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