#gamedev @mike_acton’s soft skills self-test

Original Author: Mike Acton


This post started last week as a conversation over beers with a good friend of mine. We wanted to figure out:

  • What soft skills are important for game developers. In any position, from intern to CEO. Programmers and artists. Designers and animators. Everyone.
  • How could we figure out the relative importance for those skills?
  • How could someone use a self-evaluation to gain some insight into skills that are important for them to work on?
  • How could we make that self-evaluation a less-random and totally arbitrary process?

After sharing his ideas and practices with me, I decided to make some adjustments and create my own.

Oh and since I was also thinking about how I could make a more interactive post as well, this is the result:

Oh, yeah. You definitely need javascript enabled to see this.

Soft skills