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You can achieve a similar look in Illustrator. After creating objects (with pen tool or shapes), go to Effects > Stylize > Drop Shadow. Just make sure there is no blur and play with the settings. There are tutorials about 8bit design online. If you want to copy your example, you would just need to rotate the objects (15 degrees).
After more searching, I found a program that can accomplish this effect very easily. As stated in one of the comments, a search in Google that leads to similar images is: 8-bit isometric voxels http://hexraystudios.com/hexels/
To add to what's already been stated you might want look at the location you live in. Many eons ago some friends of mine were taking game design while I was taking graphic design and they where always told that if you are serious you should look into moving to California, Florida , and I want to say New York as well. This may have changed but spend some ...
With most jobs it comes down to usually three things: 1) Experience/Portfolio 2) Networking 3) Good personal skills for the interview(s) Education falls under experience. Actual real-world experience typically beats any college degrees (and this is usually demonstrated via one's portfolio). That being said, college degrees do help in getting you past the ...
It's going to be tough without much experience and a degree in a related field. Not sure how involved your Digital Media degree would transfer over to the gaming industry. I see plenty of jobs these days that require 2 years of work experience and a degree in a related field just for an entry level position. It is certainly possible to find a job without ...
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