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Video Game Developer

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Charles Herndon

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Job Description
Video game developers are involved in the complex process of creating entertaining and interactive video games. This includes developing a story, designing the layout, writing the computer code, optimizing the artificial intelligence, and creating music, graphics, and 3D animation sequences.
Salary Range
Video game developers generally earn somewhere between $35,000 and $100,000 a year, though freelancers may earn less. On the other hand, experienced and highly skilled developers can earn more than $100,000 a year.
Video Game Developer
Tasks
Core Tasks

Programmers write the computer code that controls game play.

Graphic artists design characters, backgrounds, and other elements of a game’s look.

Musicians and sound designers create music and sound effects.

Writers develop plots, text, and dialogue.

Producers and managers oversee the work.
Video Game Developer/Semester Exam
Job Application
Resume
Educational Requirements
You usually need experience in computer programming for one of these senior positions, including experience writing code for computer applications. You must also have a good knowledge of video game programming in particular. A bachelor’s degree in computer science, business, or a related field is a good idea.

Related College Programs:

Game and Interactive Media Design

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Computer Graphics

Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Digital Arts

Skills Needed
Creative

Work well as part of a team

Knowledge of current video games

An understanding of popular culture, entertainment, and technology

Marketing and business skills are helpful
A video game developer is a software developer that specializes in video game development – the process and related disciplines of creating video games. A game developer can range from a single person who undertakes all tasks to a large business with employee responsibilities split between individual disciplines, such as programming, design, art, testing, etc. Most game developer companies have video game publisher financial and usually marketing support. Self-funded developers are known as independent or indie developers and usually make indie games.
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