Video Game Design

Michal Suchy

Summary of what Video Game Design is

DESCRIPTION
  • You all love to play that one favorite game that you are just addicted to, well guess what, someone had to make that game, and person is a Video Game Designer. It is a job where a creative mind comes in handy. You need to know what people like and what will be liked by people

DAILY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You need to check if you have any competition, and if you do, then you have to make your game better than the competitors is
  • A Game Designer will have to make gameplay that people will like

EDUCATION AND TRAINING NEEDED

  • Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Programming, Computer Science, and Design

JOB SKILLS

  • Usually work in a managerial role on a video game project, helping to manage budgets, work schedules and project timelines

JOB OUTLOOK

  • 11%

SALARY

  • $70,000 - $90,000

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Game designers work indoors in offices or rooms where specialized machines and tools are available, such as computers, graphics, and audio and sound equipment

Career Connections

"Some people say video games rot your brain, but I think they work different muscles that maybe you don't normally use" - Ezra Koeing


I feel like this quote applies to me because people are always telling me t o stop playing these kinds of game because of different reasons, I tell them that they are fun and can help with creativity because you look at something in a way that you knew wasn't possible in real life.

High School Preparation

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Programming
  • TSI
  • Graphic Design
  • Coding
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Refrence

A reference is someone that knows your strengths and that helps you get through whatever problems you have. They can either motivate you or can even talk to people and can help you find a job in your career field. Three references for me are my brother, my sister and my best friend.

Post-Secondary Plans

  • High School diploma but some employers require bachelors degree

COURSES

  • Video Game Design
  • Computer Science

KEY SKILLS

  • Must be creative
  • Be part of a team
  • Must be able to tell a story

INTERNSHIP AND APPRENTICE OPTIONS

  • Some jobs offer apprentice jobs and sometime they are free which means that they don't pay you. If they do pay you, you will not get too much money.