Game Design grad Jameson Durall recently returned to campus to speak to students about his long and fruitful career in the gaming industry. Jameson, who graduated Salutatorian in 2001, has left his stamp on a number of popular titles, including Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath at Oddworld Inhabitants, The Simpsons Game, Godfather: The Game, and Godfather 2.
More recently, he migrated from California to Illinois to join gaming studio Volition as Lead Level Designer on their upcoming title Red Faction: Armageddon. Slated for release in May of 2011, the game is the fourth installment in the Red Factionseries and will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows.
Jameson spoke to students in the Full Sail Live Venue about his career path after graduation. He also offered advice about finding work in the industry, shared insight about what employers look for, talked about the dynamics of the teams that work on such high-profile titles, and also answered questions from students during an open Q&A session.