Game developers, more specifically known as video game developers or video game designers, are software developers and engineers who create video games. Game developers may be involved in various aspects of a game's creation from concept and story writing to the coding and programming. Other potential areas of work for a game developer include audio, design, production and visual arts.
Many components are involved in the development of a video game. Designers, producers and graphic artists all contribute to the final product. Game developing involves taking the design specifications of the game designers, integrating the art and sound, and translating it all into a playable game. Doing this requires a lot of mathematics, logic and computer skills, particularly in the area of programming languages like C/C++, scripting languages and application programming interfaces or APIs.
Traditionally game developers earn a bachelor’s degree in game production or game art and design in order to enter the field. Game developers usually look for candidates with a genuine passion for gaming, good problem-solving abilities, analytical skills, and willingness to work well within a team when they hire game designer roles.
Our Game Developers have following skills:
- excellent computer skills.
- Ability to work well together in a team atmosphere.
- Find what you like to do.
- planning resources and managing both the team and the process.
- a wide knowledge and understanding of computer games.
- programmer, with various specialism such as network, engine, tool chain and artificial intelligence.
- creativity and imagination.
- a logical approach to problem-solving.
- understanding complex written information, ideas and instructions.
- flexibility and adaptability.
- deciding what a game looks like and how it plays. You would either come up with your own original ideas or work from an existing concept.
- creating the game's visual characters, objects and scenery, and producing concept art and drawings (storyboards) at the planning stage.
- bringing the characters, objects and scenery to life with computer modeling and animation software during the production stage.
- creating the code to make the game work. You could specialize in developing graphics, artificial intelligence (AI), or game play software.
- patience and attention to detail.
- enthusiasm for the games industry.
- willingness to keep up with industry developments and learn new skills.
- performing effectively under pressure and meeting deadlines to ensure the game is completed on time.