The video game industry is a juggernaut. It has already outpaced the movie industry in terms of revenues – which is no small feat.
With video games now a part of mainstream culture, the number of games that are being released every year is growing –and of course, because of this the demand for video game professionals has also increased.
Video game related jobs are now considered one of the higher paying jobs in the job market. If you are interested in a career in the gaming industry then these are the jobs you should go for:
The video game designer is the person responsible for making the game concepts that will eventually turn into the actual video game you’ll be playing at home. The game designer’s role is to shepherd the game project until it becomes a finished project. The designer will manage the whole game development team – which consists of artists, engineers, programmers and artists. This is not an entry level job – this is a position that you work towards in your career.
The animator takes care of the visual elements of the game. All of the things that you see on your monitor is a responsibility of the animator. Their contributions to the video game is the most obvious.
The programmer handles the code for the game – they not only code the game but also develop the code if necessary. If you have a degree in software engineering or computer programming then you can become a video game programmer.
Video game tester
Video games need to be thoroughly tested before it is released to the public. The role of the video game tester is to make sure that the quality of the video game is maintained by looking for bugs and other problems that may hamper how much people will enjoy the game. At the end of the day, the game testers are paid to play video games – which is probably one of the coolest jobs on the planet.
Video game development is both a technical and a creative process and for both aspects of development you need writers. For in-game development you need a writer to write the script and help with story development. Technical writers are also needed to write the game manuals, instructions and documentation for the video game.