Is it a good investment of your time to create an original piece of work or a portfolio of samples to show off your talents?
If you do decide to create your own showcase, what should it include, and what is the best way to highlight your strengths?
What sorts of things do not belong in a showcase and can make a negative impression?
It is reasonable to wonder, given how much effort it takes to create an original piece of work, if it is ever worth the investment of your time and energy to put together your own showcase. I would answer this question with a resounding yes, based on my own observations of the interactive entertainment industry, and also based on the interviews ...