Schools.com infographic highlights careers in video game design
A new infographic from Schools.com takes an inside look into video game design, including industry growth, educational programs and potential employment opportunities and salaries for individuals interested in game design careers.
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Schools.com a digital resource for education, explores career fields in the video game industry in the new infographic “How To Become A Game Designer.”
Typically, Game designers are responsible for crafting the look, feel and layout of a game, including the graphics, sound, animation and other visual effects. They are the architects and engineers of the gaming experience, working to bring the diverse elements of design to life.
"Video game design can offer diverse opportunities for creative types,” stated Michelle LaFrance, spokesperson for Schools.com. Depending on a designer’s preferred area of interest, he or she can pursue a career in the field ranging from design to programming, artwork to sound.”
The global demand for games continues to grow worldwide. A 2012 report from DFC Intelligence projects the global gaming market should grow by $15 billion, from $67 to $82 billion, between 2012 and 2017. Downloadable and digital games are not only a core driver of this growth, but heralded a new field within game design—developing games for mobile devices.
The burgeoning field of gaming has even led to the creation of specialized undergraduate educational programs. In 2012, The Princeton Review named the top undergraduate video game design programs, a list that included the University of Southern California, MIT, the University of Utah and the DigiPen Institute of Technology.
“Game designers don’t spend all their time playing around,” continued LaFrance. “Beyond one’s education credentials and experience, key skills include a comprehensive understanding of game-play theory and proficiency in math and programming.”
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