Hear It From a Pro: Jason Van Beveren

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Jason Van Beveren, WG Cells

 

Also during my trip to Seattle recently, I was given the chance to visit WG Cells, Wargaming’s mobile division, to get a behind-the-scenes look at their studio in action. It was an invaluable experience, and I’d like to thank everyone at the company who welcomed me and offered great advice and insight into the game industry.

My contact with WG Cells was Jason Van Beveren, Head of Player Experience.

Jason’s journey into the game industry was a little unconventional: Through games journalism! After years of balancing a day job and freelance writing about games, Jason was finally able to break into his dream career with a job in marketing games.
What also sets Jason apart is that he was a little late to the party — He didn’t get his first industry job until he was nearly 30. Having experienced firsthand that perseverance can pay off, Jason’s message to all aspiring game developers is to never give up, because it’s never too late to start doing what you love.

Jason and I recorded a little discussion about his life and advice for game industry hopefuls:

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~ by The Retro Gamer on February 7, 2016.

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