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Game Designer Job Description

A game designer is someone who conceptualizes and develops a game. A game designer plans a game concept and decides on so many issues including the theme of the game, the rules of the game, how many characters will be in the game, and the number of levels the game will have and their difficulties.

A game designer starts a game creation process with an idea, which s/he further develops to establish the game storyline, gameplay, feature list, target audience, schedule, budget estimates, etc. After designing the game, the game designer explains the game concept to the game artist who creates the game art and the game programmer who creates the computer code that enables the game to function.

A game designer should be perceptive, imaginative and creative to come up with interesting and original concepts for games. They should be good at planning, problem-solving, communicating and managing projects. They should also have self-learning skills and the ability to stay up-to-date with developments in the game industry.

What does a Game Designer do?

Game designers may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Game designers usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work evenings and weekends to complete projects. They work in offices or game studios.

What is Required to Become a Game Designer?

To become a game designer, a diploma or degree in a computer or design-related discipline and experience of game design and development is helpful. You can gain experience and prepare for future employment in this field by doing an internship or apprenticeship with a game development company. Some game designers start out as game testers and after a while, they advance to become game designers.


Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Game designers need to have:



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