Game developers are people like you with math, computer, or creative arts skills. They spend their time programming and developing games. This includes programming console, computer, and mobile video games.
Video game developers, also known as game developers or video game programmers, write code for games for a variety of formats, such as PCs, consoles, web browsers and mobile phones. They take the video game designer’s ideas, drawings and rules, and turn them into a playable game with visuals and sound through writing code.
The work of a games developer typically involves:
Key skills for video game developers:
What Can You Do to Get Started?
Start right now. And start small.
It’s easy to get caught up in lofty game goals. You want to build League of Legends. You want to build Overwatch. You want to build the next Uncharted.
But you can’t start there! The pros say you need to start with a small project. Pick a very basic concept and set a short timeline–less than a month–and build a game.
By forcing yourself to complete projects in a small window you do a few things.
One, you develop your skills. Two, you stay motivated. Small wins, like a finished game (even if it’s a pong remake) are powerful motivation tools. They keep you happy, excited, and feeling like you can actually do it! Those are important feelings.
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