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TOASTBOMB
Tucker
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#11229 What should a "code sample" contain when applying to a game studio?
5 months, 2 weeks ago

I have searched around and it seems that there is no consistent consensus on what a code sample should contain.

-Some think it should be a full program that has been specially crafted to be short and show off some of your understanding.

-Some think that it should be an excerpt from a larger project that highlights something you think is relevant and cool.

-Some think that the size doesn't really matter as long as it contains the full project, is buildable, and is relevant.

Does anyone know if there is a generally accepted definition for what a code sample is when it comes to game studios?
MandleBro
Jack Mott
98 posts
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Web Developer by day, game hobbyist by night. Fond of C and F#

#11264 What should a "code sample" contain when applying to a game studio?
5 months, 1 week ago

Does anyone know if there is a generally accepted definition for what a code sample is when it comes to game studios?

There is not!
Tailor a code sample to the company and position. If they are hiring you to be a shader wizard, submit some clever shaders. If they are hiring you as a lead/architect then a completed game might be a better choice, etc.