What's it like to be a Game Designer?
Games Designers invent, develop, create and produce computer or video games. Game Designers may work alongside Animators, Game Developers and Producers.
Tasks and duties
- Work in games development teams to make creative decisions about games’ concepts, interfaces, maps, scenarios, characters, storylines and game play.
- Undertake computer-generated design and apply design, narrative imaging, modelling and animation to game environments.
- Developing user interface concepts, including menus and controls, and work to improve existing game
Many Game Designers specialise in a particular game platform (such as PlayStation or Xbox) and a specific aspect of game development, such as game play or scripting.
Game Designers have strong skills in computing as well as possessing creative flair and excellent communication skills.
What can I earn as a Game Designer?
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How to become a Game Designer
- Undertake a qualification in the area of game design. This is commonly a Certificate IV in Digital and Interactive Games (ICT40915) or a Diploma of Digital and Interactive Games (ICT50215).
- Gain work experience in the field and build a portfolio of work.
- Game Designers wanting to further their career may wish to undertake bachelor-level qualifications such as a Bachelor of Games Design or a Bachelor of Games and Interactive Design to increase their chances of becoming a Lead Game Designer.
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