Career outlook for games developer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would create code and tests for games that might be played by millions of people.
You’d help to produce games for PCs, games consoles, the internet and mobile phones. You could develop new games or update existing titles.
A game can take several months or even years to produce. There are many stages before a game is released, from creating ideas and characters to programming and testing.
You could work as a:
- Artist – create the game's visual characters, objects and scenery, and producing concept art, drawings and storyboards at the planning stage
- Animator – bring the characters, objects and scenery to life with computer modelling and animation software during the production stage
- Programmer – create the code to make the game work. You could specialise in developing graphics, artificial intelligence or gameplay software
In all of these roles you would report to a producer or project manager, who oversees the whole process and makes sure that the finished game is completed on time.
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