Video Game Designers


Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.
Also called: Design Director, Game Designer, Senior Game Designer, World Designer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Communications
  • multimedia
    Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • come up with lots of ideas
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Innovation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Development environment software
  • C
  • Microsoft High Level Shader Language HLSL
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Visio
    Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • Objective C

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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