Video Game Careers

Industries Bigger than People Think

Why is the Video Game Industry so Special?

Well to begin with the video game industry has such a huge expansion of career paths, so big its even measured to be bigger than the music and video game industry combined. There is more to the industry than just video games at home, they are also games that people make for the medical field training and the military combat training. The industry also provides a great salary for those who want to go into this field. With all the work in this industry it is no simple task, a good education is required to even look good in the companies of the video game industry. The companies are looking for serious people for serious work.

Companies of The Industry

Examples of Careers

Game Designer- Game designers' jobs are to design the game’s content and rules from an idea. They have to see the game will come through of what the game needs to be. They work on the outer mechanics of a game like story, rules, content, character creation (story wise), and tell the developers what to make.

Game Developer- Developers create the game from the inside using programs to create the inner making of a game. They program the game and create the models for the characters and world. A First-party developer is part of a company which manufactures a video game console and develops exclusively for it. First-party developers may use the name of the company itself. Studios who are partially or wholly owned by the platform holder (also known as a subsidiary) and what they produce will usually be exclusive to that platform. Third-party developers are usually called upon by a video game publisher to develop a title for one (or more) systems

Game Producer- The Game producer over sees everything and is charge of the process.

The term was founded by the founder of EA Jerry Moss.The Majority however work with third party developers since 1st parties are over seen by their bosses and 2nd parties are usually indie developers. They have many responsibilities like negotiating contracts, including licensing deals, acting as a liaison between the development staff and the upper stakeholders (publisher or executive staff), developing and maintaining schedules and budgets, overseeing creative (art and design) and technical development (game programming) of the game, ensuring timely delivery of deliverable products (such as milestones), scheduling timely quality assurance (testing), arranging for beta testing and focus groups, if applicable and, arranging for localization, and pitching game ideas to publishers.

Audio Engineer- An audio engineer is concerned with the recording, manipulation, mixing and reproduction of sound. Indie Games usually have their own sounds designed by the makers. Audio engineers have to make sure the sound is perfect or the game could be terrible. They're usually the guys at the sound boards or generating sounds on computers.

Military/Medical Simulator Developer- A military/medical simulation creator sometimes has to have both skills of a developer and a designer. The simulations train military fighters or medical situations. The training methods show very safe experiences with all the reality of the actions. Trying out these training methods would be way too dangerous to try for real.


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Numbers for Chart per year (averages)

Game Designer: $65070

Game Developer: $68183

Audio Engineer: $59994

Military/Medical Simulation Creator: $76140

Game Producer: $85514

Types of Coding Languages Needed

  • C++
  • Java
  • Python
  • C
  • C#
  • Assembly

What is Required for the Job?

Computer Skills – where you make the game and program it

Game Making Program Skills: Able to use unity, game maker, unreal, etc.

Art or Model Programs: You need to be able to make the characters in the game or wherever

Math: All code requires math

Programming Skills: Make the game do what it must do


  • Video Game Designers, Developers, Simulation Makers, Audio Engineers, and Producers require a college education.
  • Design and Development sometimes share the same degree.
  • The others require the degree that they are intended for them.
  • Of course High school is a requirement
  • For the Military, you'll do college as you work