Video Game Designer

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A Video Game Designer makes concepts of gameplay and layout come alive, often through experimentation with several themes and genres, as well as developments and improvements on existing games.

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Educational Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in game design, computer science engineering, or other equivalent fields.

  • M.Sc in Game Design and Development

  • Advanced Diploma in Game Art & 3D Game Content Creation, Game Design and Development Application 

  • Certificate in Game Art & Design

  • Diploma in game designing 

What you need to get started

  • 1 or 2 years of experience in video designing or related fields.

  • Basic drawing and 3D designing knowledge 

  • The ability to write computer code

Soft Skills

  •  Visualization skills

  • Storytelling

  • Conceptualization

  • Strategic

  • Artistic vision

  • Passionate

  • Ability to keep up with the latest gaming trends

  • Programming

  • Creativity

  • Teamwork

  • Communication - pitching ideas for new games

Technical Skills

  • Coding/prototyping skills

  • MakeHuman

  • Daz Studio

  • iClone

  • Mixamo

  • Autodesk Character Generator

  • Maya

  • Zbrush