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Games Developer

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.
  • Personal requirements
  • 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.
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