We all have to start somewhere.
The Escape Route is a blog that follows the practices of art, design, and theory behind computer games from a learning perspective. Our writings are meant for young artists and designers looking for a voice that’s also struggling to discover where to go and what to do in order to contribute towards the medium and/or industry of games in some meaningful way. It’s difficult enough finding a frame of reference to go by when you’re just starting out, unsure of too many things at the same time. We hope that the stories and lessons we’ve gained from our limited experience can provide a few helpful road signs worth sharing, as we log the experience of leaving education to profession.
Our team: Matthew Barton, Cory Hughart, Andrew Kuhar, & Jim Wiser. While each of us has a different interest in the disciplines of game design, as a group we practice, research, and discuss the games culture and industry on a regular basis as both artists & friends. All of us are now recent graduates of the TIME – Digital Arts major at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
More than ever are we now on the treacherous, but never lonely, escape route to bigger and better things. We hope we remember to make note of them here for those who share similar challenges to reflect on.