STUDY: Occupation study of members in the RPG Maker Community

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  1. Finnuval

    Finnuval World (his)story builder and barrel of ideas Veteran

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    @Matseb2611 yeah I hear you there. Theory and practice are two (sometimes wildly) different beasts and curiosity usually doesn't have a place in the 'real world' *cough* . But it doesn't hurt to have a long list of knowledge to pull from at times so 'yay for us' I guess :D
     
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  2. Matseb2611

    Matseb2611 Innovate, don't emulate Veteran

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    You know, you could try to take a Big 5 psychology test and it might help you to know what jobs are most suitable for your personality. It's true that our personality plays a massive role in our job performance and job satisfaction.

    Another test that could help is the Multiple Intelligences test. Though it's not a test of ability akin to IQ, it can help you know which spheres you have a higher affinity for being good at and learning quickly. We already know Verbal/Linguistic intelligence will be high for you, but there are also 7 others, and you could always look for jobs that combine 2 or 3 of those (for example Verbal intelligence combined with Interpersonal intelligence would mean you'd do well in public speaking or customer service roles of some kind).

    Thanks, and yeah, that's a smart thing to do. From what I've read and heard, this is a good strategy for highly creative people like ourselves. Since it's hard to make a stable living on creativity, it helps to have another job or means of income that can sustain us and allow us to work on our creative endeavour in our spare time (which we could turn into successful primary income later down the line). Though only problem is finding what job can bring you enough income but not to drain you so much that you have no time and energy in the day to do your creative stuff.

    Oh totally. In fact, being an expert (or at least being relatively skilled) in more than one sphere is what can help you attain things in one sphere that specialists in that sphere might not be able to achieve (because their whole knowledge is only limited to that sphere). And this is how we end up with people who have a good lateral thinking that have succeeded innovating in multiple industries (such as Elon Musk).
     
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  3. jaykeith

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    I own my own cleaning business. Currently have a few part time employees and looking to bring full time people on this summer permanently. I have always wanted to create games since I was a kid, but never had an opportunity to learn the difficult part of game making (coding and asset creation). RPG Maker gives people like me with a busy schedule and separate life the opportunity to create something which is really cool.

    In my personal life I work almost daily (real job). In the summer I can go 40 or 50 days without a day off. I have a live in girlfriend and 2 kids. Life is crazy sometimes so I usually unwind late, late at night when everybody is asleep and do some hobbying, which lately has been making this game of mine.
     
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    I have a bachelor degree in Economics and Commerce and a master degree in International Economics and Commerce (curriculum: Business Organization and Strategy). I've completed my bachelor 2 years late (I don't really like studying) with an awful final grade of 89/110, but thank God for that, because in the same year I graduated in, my University created the new Master degree course that I then attended.
    That course saved my student life, being really different from any other "traditional" course. It was taught completely in English (I'm Italian), so that was stimulating already, most of the professors came from the Ohio University, and exams were not done in the traditional way of studying a book by memory and repeating it during the exam, but rather they were completely based on team works, presentations, case studies etc.
    Loved that course, and I ended up graduating within the 2 years with 110 dreaming laude. (Edit: don't know why the word "dreaming" shows up, I guess the latin word c u m which means "with" is being interpreted as human sperm. Okay)

    In the meantime I tried to win all the scholarships I could, so I spent 6 months in Germany with the Erasmus program, 3 months in Spain for an internship, 1 month in Argentina doing consultancy for a local sme, I've done 3 masters during and after University with internships attached to them and then I finally started searching for a real job (which is currently a nightmare in Italy).
    I've done a 6 months internship in the web marketing department of a big hotel chain and now I recently moved to Milan to work as a digital marketing specialist in a digital automotive company.

    My objective is to become a freelance consultant in communication and digital marketing one day. I have all the foundations (Google Adwords, Analytics, Facebook Ads, DEM, SEO, SEM, etc) but I'm working on filling the gaps in my technical knowledge (I'm taking courses on web design, photography, graphic design, etc) in order to become a 360 degrees specialist.
     
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    I teach elementary education in the greater Montreal area.

    I graduated 2 years ago from McGill so it's not been that long xD
     
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    My background is in graphic design, communication marketing, and project management. I used to do a lot of print design, but currently I do video editing and web. I also have a screen printing side hustle I'm starting up as well as an annual infosec conference.
     
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  7. Poryg

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    I'm a permanent student, currently I study neural networks and WWII. I am also a full-time worker, my current occupation is security officer.
     
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  8. MushroomCake28

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    @Poryg That job that makes you work crazy hours?
     
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    Not really crazy hours. It's 12h night shifts and the fact that it's night shifts makes it more difficult than day shifts, because sleep disruption. Currently I pretty much work more or less the bare minimum, because we are fully staffed. But the sleep deprivation saps off my free time... And currently so does chess league.
     
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    Computer programmer. My title is currently something like Senior Software Architect.
     
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    @dulsi I suppose that's helping you a lot for creating RPGs.
     
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    @MushroomCake28 Not as much as you would think. For the IGMC 2018, I decided to write my own rpg engine. Very hard to do that in a month. :)

    (I'm a fan of open source and wanted the game to be open source so that ruled out RPG Maker MV. I still haven't released the source to it but that is only a matter of time.)
     
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    @dulsi Well coding an entire game engine takes a lot more than a month lol. For IGMC you could of you just code a simple unique battle system and you would of have a big advantage over other contestants.
     
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  14. Jhale M.

    Jhale M. Goddess of health, purity and truth. Veteran

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    My job is curing and making RPGs. I try to study various things if possible but I rarely get quality time. It is struggle to even stay alive.
     
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  15. Engr. Adiktuzmiko

    Engr. Adiktuzmiko Chemical Engineer, Game Developer, Using BlinkBoy' Veteran

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    A team lead in a sugar mill, looking for better opportunities xD
     
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    Arcmagik Game Developer Veteran

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    I am a Project Coordinator for an International corporation that works in the Paper & Steel Mills, the Ports, and renewal energy.
     
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    I'm finishing up my last semester of HS rn but I'm gonna go to a 2 year for art afterwards
    I wanna focus on 2D art and animation, though I'm not against having a decent comfort with 3D
     
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  18. Soryuju

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    I currently work as a health volunteer in a rural Tanzanian village. Together with the village and district governments, I’m implementing a sanitation/infrastructure project in the village which will improve water access at the medical center and primary school. I’ve been out here for two years and have one more to go.

    It probably seems weird for someone in my situation to be trying to make an RPG, but life out here comes with a lot of unstructured time (especially in the evenings, when walking around outside as a foreigner can be very risky). You can do a good variety of design work offline so long as you have an opportunity to download whatever programs/resources you’ll need beforehand. Of course, you have to get used to not being able to use programs like Google Docs and Dropbox, and flash drives become staples for physical backups.

    I’m very fortunate to have grid electricity in my house (it’s typical to be stuck with limited solar or nothing at all), but I’ve got no running/hot water and minimal internet service in the village. I can make text posts on these forums well enough, but if I want to load a GIF or even just images/screenshots, I have to take an hour-long bus ride to town, where 3G internet is available. Most downloads which are larger than a few hundred MB have to wait until I can travel to find decent Wi-Fi in Dar es Salaam (the former capital of Tanzania) or Arusha (a popular city for tourists and foreign non-profit organizations). Otherwise I’m stuck trying to hotspot via my phone data, which gets expensive quickly.

    At the end of the day, there are unique advantages and challenges to trying to develop a game out in East Africa. I have plenty of free time to plan out my design and work on anything I can do offline, but getting new resources, troubleshooting problems, working together with anyone else, and general tech issues are all much more difficult for me to handle. Game dev certainly does help to fill the empty evening hours, though.
     
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    I am an English teacher in Brazil. I am studying English literature. I might do a master degree in the future.
    I would like to work with games...but, I only do games for fun. ^^
     
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    Stay at Home Mom. Went to college for a Web Design Technology Certificate.
    Currently helping out my church with their website and seeing if I can make game dev and/or pixel art into a side job to help pay the mortgage.
     
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