Top 10 Jobs In The Gaming Industry

By Sashikanth Yechuri

We will hardly find youngsters who are not gaming fanatics. One who has the love for gaming since childhood can pursue a career in this field because passion is the most required quality to make this profession unique. The gaming sector is a competitive one where an individual has to balance technology and fun for the best outcome. Creativity is required at all the stages of the gaming industry. Be it technical or business sides, there are a plethora of opportunities for the candidates who have pursued courses available in the gaming industry. Here are the top jobs in the gaming industry.

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Job Options In The Gaming Industry

1. Game Designer

Becoming a game designer is the most-opted choice because the concept developed here becomes a video game. One has to develop the characters and storyline based on the available resources and technology. They have to communicate effectively with the artists, programmers and audio engineers to make things possible. The job titles such as lead designer and level designer also fall under the category of a game designer.

2. Video Game Artist

The responsibility of the video game artist is to bring life to the designer's character with their sketch works. They have to know the specialised software to create the series of pictures. One has to even do animation wherever required to make the characters vivid.

3. Audio Programmer

Audio engineers have to do all the recording work for the game's music that includes voice-overs, background music and sound effects. The tough task for the audio engineers is to create a unique voice for every individual character in the game.

4. Writer

This position looks similar to the scriptwriting job in the movie industry, but a bit of difference is there from the entertainment angle. Apart from writing the dialogues, they have to prepare content for the hints, etc. that will appear over the course of the game. They are also responsible for writing the instruction manuals and in-game menus.

5. Game Programmer

The primary role of the game programmer is to code video games. They should work tirelessly to enhance the gameplay with their coding skills. It is said that the animators will create the characters and programmers will make the characters play.

6. Game Tester

This is a job where you get paid for playing the game. Sounds great, but you have some tasks to do while playing. One has to find the bugs and explore all the levels in the game. They have to experiment with the game from the perspective of the audience and forward this collected data to the concerned team for any enhancement.

7. Game Producer

The video game producers will be doing the budgeting job. They will also do some marketing tasks along with taking care of the financial matters. They have to provide all the resources and maintain the project.

8. Market Research Analysts

The job of the market research analysts is to do surveys and provide input to the artists, writers, designers and others based on their research results. They are also responsible for fixing the price to sell the product in the market besides coming up with innovative strategies to sell them.

9. Interpreters & Translators

The characters and designs will be the same in the game but some will be successful because of the marketing strategies. The companies recruit the interpreters to convert the dialogues to other languages and translators to change the instructions and other documentation to sell their product at an international level.

10. Technical Support

The technical support staff are like a bridge between the video game companies and the public. In any gaming issues related to operation and equipment, the customers can get in touch with the technical support staff to get them resolved. The staff can be contacted through email, phone and online chat.

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