I turned 25 yesterday. As I’ve mentioned before, I am only recently finding myself comfortable with my own age. Although the question I’m always asking myself is: if I were still working at someone else’s game company, would I be old enough or experienced enough yet to be seriously considered for a job as a producer or project manager?
I’ve known full-on producers in their late 20s, so the answer is “probably yes.” And then of course it also really depends on what kind of company you’re talking about. Some companies are just more amenable to young management than others.
It’s a sobering thought, though: if my company went under (and to be clear this is ENTIRELY hypothetical), would I be able to find a position in a leadership role at a game company? I really don’t know. Of course, that’s yet another reason I should get my butt over to the IGDA Leadership Forum in November!