What software is used to develop games? There are so many tools and pieces of software for robust game design right at your fingertips! We’re living in truly amazing times; the internet is host to all kinds of excellent software to help game designers of all calibers make their very own games. Well, which platform […]
Start Your Career in Game Design
If you're one of the many looking into a career as video game designer, look no further. You've hit the jackpot!
Below you'll find our archives of all posts written about learning game design. More specially, learning how to design games for fun, for profit, or professionally with a world-renown design studio. Regardless of your age, location, or skill level, we've got you covered. We've got articles for middle schoolers just starting, as well as advanced guides for seasoned pros.
Some of our most popular gaming career guides include; The 10 best game engines, the most popular game design programming languages, and our tutorial showing you how to create a professional game design portfolio.
For the beginner's out there, start with our common questions series:
- Are Video Games Good for You?
- How Much do Game Designers Get Paid?
- What are The Best Colleges for a Game Design Degree?
- What are the Best Game Design Studios?
Or maybe you already have some experience and are looking to take the next step in your career.
For you we have a series we call "Getting a Job in Game Design":
While game design might seem like an easy profession … We all picture game designers sitting around on bean bags bouncing ideas off each other. It’s actually difficult to get into and even more difficult to remain at the top. Designers come and go, which makes the job very transient; employers are quick to drop you […]
There is something satisfying about sitting down and listening to someone talk about something you love. Video games are no different, and there is no shortage of podcasts out there where people talk about video games, game design, game development, and anything else related to games. Something for All Ages and Skill-levels Some focus on […]
It’s an inescapable fact that game designers, on occasion, may be asked to do a little programming. This comes down to entry-level designers often switching their positions in teams a lot, and the nature of game design teams being very fluid. It is not unusual for designers to step in and program, freeing up the […]
If you’ve ever asked a professor or game developer what steps you should take to get hired by a game company, chances are they’ve mentioned a game design portfolio at some point. Since making games is a costly and challenging endeavor, game studios are very careful about who they hire to join their teams. In other […]
What are Game Engines? You might have heard the term before but never really knew what a “game engine” is exactly. Perhaps the best way to understand is by learning what their purpose is. A game engine is the architecture that developers use to run the game. Your average game engine provides developers with a […]
The video game industry is one of the few markets that continue to grow, even during economic recessions. The cause may be the fact that as technology advances, new and exciting ways to deliver entertainment keep users coming back for more. Luckily, this means that jobs are opening up all over the place for video […]
It pays to start thinking about your career early. If you’re already thinking you want to become a game designer when you’re still in high school, you’ve probably got a good idea of how you see your life playing out. But if you don’t, and are struggling to come up with which classes to take […]
When I say ‘lead game designer’, you probably think of yourself, at some point in the indeterminate future, sitting on a beanbag bouncing ideas off colleagues and waiting for the exact moment to pitch the perfect game idea that you’ve had circling in the back of your head for years. Well, while some of us […]
Many people believe that you’d be required to earn a college degree in order to become a video game designer. For the most part, this is true. Most game designers have a degree in video games design or a related discipline (like computer science). But there are more and more routes opening up to people […]
It’s amazing to see how fast video games have evolved in such a short time, especially when compared to other entertainment mediums such as film. In the last thirty years, we’ve gone from simple pixel graphics to complex 3-dimensional models and environments. And while designers and programmers do their part to create virtual worlds, it […]