Video Game Designer

Design Director, Game Designer, World Designer

What do video game designers do?

Video game designers design the core features of a video game. They specify innovative game and role-playing mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. They also create and maintain design documentation. Finally, they guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

Average Salary

Typically, video game designers make around $85,000 dollars a year.

Skills and Personality Traits Needed

People who are interested in this job should like activities including creating, designing, and making your own rules.

Schooling/Training/Credential Needed and How to Obtain Them

A bachelor's or associate's degree is usually needed. Several years of of work related training is needed. Both on-the-job and classroom job training may be needed.

Employment Outlook For Video Game Designers

The employment outlook for video game designers is very bright. That means that it is very likely that jobs will be available in the future.