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KEY SKILLS

  • Strong visualisation skills

  • Storytelling

  • Conceptualisation

  • Developing gameplay ideas

  • Strategy

  • Artistic vision

  • Passion for video games

  • Ability to keep up with the latest gaming trends

  • Programing

  • Creativity

  • Teamwork

  • Communication - pitching ideas for new games

  • CAD (2D or 3D)

  • Analytical

PROS

  • You get to entertain people and take creative decisions

  • Your games can be played by millions of people around the world

  • You can create your own games

  • A degree may not be mandatory

  • Rapid growth in industry

  • It's a creative and fun profession

  • Interactive

  • Casual environment to work in

  • You get to work with people who share the same interests

  • You get to test out and develop fun games by playing them

CONS

  • A lot of competition

  • Crunch time: meeting deadlines by working extra hours (a term in the video game industry)

  • Exhausting and stressful

  • Salary may depend on how popular the game is

  • Many technical difficulties will be faced while creating the game

OPPORTUNITY TYPES

GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

  • World Design

  • System Design

  • Content Design

  • Game Writing

  • Level Design

  • UI Design

  • UX Design

  • Audio Design

  • Narrative Design

  • Art Director

  • Enjoy playing video games

  • Curiosity about how they work

  • Good artistic skills

  • You like to keep up with gaming trends

  • Prefer storytelling through games

  • Creative

KEY OPPORTUNITIES

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Interesting Facts about the career

In October 1958, Physicist William Higinbotham created what is thought to be the first video game. It was a very simple tennis game, similar to the classic 1970s video game Pong, and it was quite a hit at a Brookhaven National Laboratory open house.


History of video games

The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) was the first video game controller to feature a directional pad, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) was the first controller to feature right- and left-shoulder buttons, and the Nintendo 64 (N64) popularized the analog thumbstick.


Best Video Game Companies in the World

Working overtime, or crunch, as it's more commonly called, has been part of the gaming industry for years. It's usually a result of fast-approaching deadlines on ambitious projects that don't have enough people working on them.


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