First of all, Try imagine a video game then divide it by its content and you will realize that game isn’t just about making playable things that moving around the screen. It contains graphic that appears on screen, music that simulate the game condition and environment, system that draw the rule and make things move around, script that define whats the game about, and so on.
So that should be obvious in game industry, there are so many different jobs that interconnected in game making process until the game reaches your device right?
- Game Designer
it may be obvious, but being a game developer means design and make the game as you want it. Coming up with your own concept that eventually become video games. Collaborate with other designers, writers, artists, programmers, and other roles and leading them towards the final build of the game should be enough to attract people for being a game designer.
But this jobs demands creativity in making fun and playable games.
It requires experiences in game developing career to understand technical and important minor things inside a game and also soft skill such as communicating skills. Job titles include game designer, lead director, and level designer.
2. Programmer and Software engineer
Software engineer and programmer are the one that make the concept of the game become sensible to the computer, and of course making it playable for the player. As we are now entering digitalized industry-age, these kinds of jobs are highly demanded. So you better check it out!
3. Audio engineer
Audio engineers use computers and electrical equipment to create soundtracks or BGM for video games. They are responsible for every sound you hear while playing a game. They give voice to characters, create sound effects, and record background music. If you up into it, better start your research now!
4. Animator and Artist
As it takes an important part in the video game development team, animators and other artists make video games come to life visually. Using specialized software, animators create the frames of scenes that form any visual in a video game, including the characters and the environment inside the games. Artists also design packaging that makes games stand out more on store shelves.
You think you can bring shapeless idea into reality? Then go ahead!
5. Game Script Writer
Writers fill multiple roles within the video game industry. Scriptwriters create the stories that fill the game scenario and write dialogue for the characters. Technical writers create the accompanying documentation and instructions when recreating or implementing the script inside the game to make the game more immersive. You think your writings are exceptional? Give it a try!
6. Game Tester
A game tester is another one of those jobs where the title speaks for itself, the job include the testing of games before they are released in order to spot any bugs that are present within the software, and report the flaws back to be improved until it good enough to be sold in public.
Just remember that his jobs needs passion, i mean really delve deep inside the game, digging every content, explore every maps and event, or even easter eggs other things that possibly be done in the game to find any un-polished side of the game and also requires certain degrees of understanding about how game technically works.After all, if you are up to it, go for it.
7. Game Server Hosting Provider
Thanks for technology advancements, multiplayer games nowadays simply can’t just stop at split-screen system. just imagine game such as fortnight, CSO, PUBG, even Line GetRich are multiplayers games that need servers to make sure that player that separated hundred-or-more miles away can play together in real time, Major game MMORPG and other triple A games usually have their own dedicated server,but some group like indie game maker and small game developer still need to rent hosting service. Of course its an opportunity right ahead for investments.
8. Game Publisher
A publisher is a company that publishes video games that have been diveloped either internally by the publisher or externally by a video game diveloper. As with book publishers or publishers of DVD movies, video game publishers are responsible for their product’s manufacturing and marketing, including market research and all aspects of advertising.
They usually funding the developer as a contract, and giving advice or even demands the developer to do what they want. If you want to build your own publishing house, I recommend you to do your research soon.
9. Professional E-sport Player
for some old generation people, watching a person playing video game is boring or even weird. But today, major tournament getting held, people gather or even watching from afar via tv or the internet, filled with fans and even sponsored by big company, and almost all the game’s players are wearing headset and some kind of jersey. Yes, its competitive videogaming. And of course it’s a big chance to shine as a game player, but it needs dedication just like other sports.
- Anti-Cheating or Anti-Crack System Developer
Okay this one is pretty obvious too, in many games that include multiplayer system in its gameplay could be very frustrating if you spot a cheater that enter same room as you. So these security software developers such as easy anti cheat, or valve anti cheat system (VAC) are developing system that fight against cheater and cracker. They do that in many ways like using bug bait, encrypting, and even banning cheaters directly. If you really concerned about people misbehaviour and interested in security of game, you should check it out!Okay, that’s the list of 10 popular jobs in game industry. Although its still new compared to other kind of jobs, game industries are really growing up rapidly. the demand of a creative and competent worker are growing up, so if your creation could make other enjoy their life while doing so is profitable for yourself, why not?