Anyone got some tips for someone who is trying to be a game producer?
i realize this is way late, but in case you happen to check this thread again...
don't get your hopes up. i get it, you play video games and think that making them is going to be just as fun. it's not. you're going to be working your ass off and putting in a ton of extra hours so you can meet a deadline and what do you get in return? not enough pay for how much work you put in. and what if the game you're working on doesn't sell well? you're probably going to be out of a job. from what i can tell, most people hate it. the average career in the video game industry is extremely fucking short, something like <10 yrs or so.
i'll give you the same advice that was given to me when i though about doing the same thing: get a degree in computer science or a related field (i'm currently working towards a computer information technology degree). learn a programming language or 2. then your career options vastly expand and, if you still really want to, you'll still be qualified enough to possibly get in at a game studio (probably not a big one, but you could always work your way up). but at the end of the day, the difference between programming a small part of a video game or programming software for a business is (well, aside from the final product) not as big as you would think.