Game Designer

Game Designer

Game Designers invent and develop the structure of computer or video games, making creative decisions about interfaces, maps, scenarios, characters and storylines. The average annual salary for this role is $72,666 per annum.

Game Designers often specialise in a particular game platform or aspect of gameplay such as production, animation, game art, or programming.

Salary range
Average salary $72,666
salary range
$63,333
$72,666
$81,999
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Employment by region
The top three regions for employment as a Game Designer are:
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Key skills required

The top skills for a Game Designer are:
  • Aptitude for computing
  • Creative and artistic flair
  • Commitment to understanding and using new technology
  • Good communication skills
  • Aptitude for drawing
  • Understanding of colour and form
  • Able to work as part of a team
Source: myfuture.edu.au
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