Games developers design, create and produce computer or video games. They work in games development teams with artists, programmers, producers and marketing staff. Games developers usually specialise in a particular game platform (PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo, for example) and a particular aspect of game development, such as programming artificial intelligence or gameplay.
Duties & Tasks
Games developers may perform the following tasks:draw up detailed design documentation, including charts and diagrams that outline the various concepts and components involved
modify and document the programme code to correct errors
test the game and make amendments to enhance its capabilities
prepare digital graphics, animations, sound, video, photographs and images for editing
combine structural, mechanical and artistic elements into the game's environment, such as buildings, vehicles and decorative finishes.
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.