PRESS RELEASE - Tokyo, December 5th, 2012
** Japanmanship, a guide for working in game development in Japan, released **
At long last this ultimate guide to getting a job in video game development in Japan has been released in digital formats and print-on-demand.
Written by industry veteran, Score Studios co-founder and CEO James Kay it is based on his blog of the same name and numerous magazine articles and covers in-depth information on every aspect of the process, from outlining your goals and approaching companies, to writing resumes, job interviews and what to expect when you actually get a job, chats with other expatriate developers and editorials.
Alongside helpful links it also contains an extensive company database with over 250 entries for game companies all over Japan to help you get started.
For anybody seriously or fleetingly toying with the idea of working in Japan this guidebook will offer sober and honest insights to help you along the way. "When it was just a blog I received a lot of feedback from people who found it helpful, some of whom have since made it to Japan and are working in video game development today. I hope this guide book will help those with similar dreams to make the transition, especially in these days of negative press for the Japanese industry," says the author. "There is a lot happening in the Japanese industry right now and it can be an exciting time of change and opportunity."
The book is available from:
and the Amazon Kindle store at http://www.amazon.com/Japanmanship-ebook/dp/B00AAPBTBE/ref=la_B00ABA2WWS_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353901327&sr=1-1
with more outlets to follow.
** About the author **
James Kay wrote the blog "Japanmanship" under the pseudonim "JC Barnett" from 2006 which has been featured on websites like Kotaku and magazines as Edge. He has written several articles for print magazines on the state of the Japanese industry. He is currently CEO of Score Studios LLC, a Tokyo-based independent game development studio he co-founded in 2009.
** About Score Studios LLC **
Score Studios is a Tokyo-based independent video game development company made up of industry veterans with over 30 years of industry experience, working on multi-platform games from hand-held platforms to Xbox360 and PS3. Working closely with established Japanese talent Score Studios LLC is uniquely placed to benefit from both Western development practices and Japanese design principles.
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