The first thing you should know is just how diverse a game
team is. So we've put together this impressive list of Career Paths, grouped
by category. Of course, these paths are not the only ones but should certainly
give you an idea of some of the challenging and rewarding options!
ready for the game audio revolution. It's been a truism for years that
game audio is neglected, overlooked, underbudgeted, and otherwise given
a short shrift. With the most recent wave of gaming platforms, audio capabilities
are more closely matching visual power, allowing for improved sonic standards
that we've long enjoyed in other media. Game audio is an exiting and underexplored
field ripe for new talent.
Ah, game designer. Quite possibly the industry's
most desired and most misunderstood role. Being a designer is not about
sitting around thinking up cool ideas and getting paid. But just what
is it about, then? As game genres expand and diversify, the designer's
role is becoming ever more specialized. From level architecture to fiction
writing, well fill you in on the basic elements.
Producer is one of the most difficult roles to describe
accurately, because there are at least as many definitions of "Producer"
as there are game companies. At the core, the Producer simultaneously
leads and supports the project. It's a difficult role with some big challenges
and even bigger rewards, if you're prepared to lead. Along with producers,
game testers ensure the quality of the games, and are vital to getting
the product shipped.
you think of game developers, chances are good you think of a programmer.
No surprise there, since code is the core stuff of games. But long gone
are the days when a single programmer created an entire game, from code
to music and everything between. In fact, no single programmer could write
just the code for today's typical commercial game. Specialization is the
way of this maturing industry, and you'll want to prepare in advance for
your chosen specialty.
Looking for a great way to put your digital art skills to use?
You've come to the right place. Along with the film industry, the games
industry is one of the fastest growing places to build your career as
an artist. Traditional hand skills and digital know-how are both in demand.
Artists who want challenging creative work that's fast-paced, collaborative,
and fun, should check here first.
Biz & Misc.
If you love games but are looking for a more traditional business
career, you can have it both ways! Game developers and publishers always
need talented administrators, money people, and support staff.