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Game Design Careers

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 »

How to Become a Video Game Developer

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Video game developers (also known as game engineers) are charged with writing the software for the game. There are both outsourced and in-house development teams. Outsourced developers are hired by game publishing companies, but still retain a strong say in the overall development of the games. Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Designer

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The job duties of a video game designer often allow the most room for creativity. In fact, they are essentially the center of creativity throughout the creation of the game, which often makes it the most desired (and competitive) position in the industry. Video game designers are responsible for creating the overall concept and plot of the game, including characters, ... Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Systems Designer

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Systems designers focus on the consoles, hardware and special features used to run the games. They build devices to allow multi-player interaction, but also fighting systems, artificial intelligence and much more. Since these are such complicated and advanced devices, systems designers typically come from computer-related engineering backgrounds. Highly involved from beginning to end, system designers work hard to provide users ... Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Sound Designer

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Gone are the days when video game sounds consisted entirely of single tone beeps. Although not always consciously realized by the player, audio is a large part of the current game design process and plays a vital role in evoking player emotions. Certain sounds are associated with certain characters, levels, etc. and video game sound designers are responsible for working ... Read More »

How to Become a Video Game Animator

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Animation involves much more than a series of drawings. Video game animators work closely with designers and programmers to add movement and motion to the game. Their main goal when working on video games is to allow for a stimulating interaction, so that users can create their own story. Their responsibilities include designing characters according to the storyboard descriptions, creating ... Read More »