It's that time of year again! We've launched the annual Game Developer Salary Survey
, and we really need your help; the more responses we get, the more useful our results will be. The survey only takes about 7-10 minutes to fill out, and you have the option of entering to win a free GDC Main Conference Pass to the 2013
event of your choice (GDC 2013, GDC Next, GDC China, or GDC Europe).
The Salary Survey is my favorite feature of Game Developer
, and I suspect, based on the amount of feedback I get on it, that it's your favorite feature, too. People all over the industry -- and all over the world -- use it to benchmark the industry's health, negotiate better terms, consider career changes, and all other kinds of important things. Think about the next major career decision (or life decision) you're going to make: Don't you want to know how your industry is doing before you make that choice? Wouldn't you want the best data you could get your hands on?
So take the survey, but don't just stop there. Send it to your friends and colleagues who work in the industry and ask them to take it, too. Programmers, artists, writers, businesspeople, QA, designers -- if your job is related to making games for a living, we want to hear from you! And not just salaried devs; we want to hear from indies, contractors, and everyone else. Let's pool our knowledge and find out how our industry is doing!
Editor, Game Developer