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Featured Game Design Programs

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With so many education options within game design, it can be overwhelming to find the right program for you. These featured game design schools are accredited and respected, with programs designed to instruct and guide students through traditional art fundamentals and advanced digital application. Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Cinematic Artist

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The main focus for a video game cinematic artist is to design, create and edit the video game background scenes, essentially creating the game’s “world.” Just as in movie cinematography, video game cinematic artists need to make the scenes of the game flow smoothly, continuously engaging the user. Many levels in modern video games are lapsed with short but important ... Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Quality Assurance Leader

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Video game quality assurance leaders (QAs) are responsible for leading the testing team. Testing is used throughout the entire programming process, from the first code written to the final product. It is very important that there are no bugs, glitches, misspellings or mispronunciations throughout the game, so video game quality assurance leaders must be very observant and detail oriented. They ... Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Texture Artist

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Critical to the overall video game experience, video game texture artists work on graphics and backgrounds making them look as real as possible and giving the game a visual edge. You may find video game texture artists staring at the floor, but they’re in fact doing their job. Making a dirt floor look distinctly different from a cement floor in ... Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Storyboard Designer

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Done both by hand and on the computer, a storyboard is a breakdown of the entire game, scene by scene. Video game storyboard designers use sketches, text and technical instructions to provide thorough descriptions of video game levels, scenes, goals, etc. This provides clear instructions for the game production team, and other members of the design team. Video game storyboard ... Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Writer

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Video game writers often have educational backgrounds in writing, with a degree in English or journalism. The story told by the characters and narrators is an important part in keeping the game progressive and the player engaged and immersed. Although it’s only been recently that video game writing has become its own discipline within game design, it’s already seen as ... Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Level Designer

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Video game level designers essentially provide players with an ultimate goal throughout playing the game. They typically begin with concepts and sketches of how they want the game to progress, then use level editing tools (created by Tools Programmers) in their production in order to eliminate the need to alter a lot of code. Common software programs used by level ... Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Tester

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Involved throughout the entire video game creating process, not solely in the latter portion as often assumed, video game testers are trained to identify glitches, evaluate level ratings, provide user-experience feedback and give a final proof of the game. Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Programmer

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Video game programmers work on multiple aspects of games including the hardware, network, engine, etc. It’s common for programmers’ work to be very focused on one aspect. Below is a breakdown of the most common types of video game programmers. Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Producer

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A video game producer is somewhat of the “top dog” in the industry. They are responsible for overseeing the overall development of the game. Since video game production is often outsourced, there’s typically an internal producer and an external producer. Internal video game producers are employed by the game development company and have a large part to do with the ... Read More »