The thriving gaming industry and you
26 May 20
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Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for a degree in the industry you want to head into.
In this blog, we’ll take a closer look into the Games industry and the career that you might pursue after graduation. From character development to writing storylines, there are many roles when developing games, which means they are plenty of opportunities for graduates. By the end of this blog, you’ll know more about the potential opportunities you could have and some of the inspirational people in the industry.
Many people who enter the Games industry, already have the passion needed; the next step is developing skills in order to create a career successfully. One of the most popular career options in Games is to become a designer.
A games designer is the person who creates characters, scenes, levels and art; it is one of the most varied roles. In some cases, a games designer will only create initial ideas, a few examples of the character standing in different positions. Still, some companies will also have a designer develop the character further.
Day-to-day a games designer will receive feedback from the clients and adjust the creations based on this. It is crucial to make sure that everything is perfect before it goes into development to help save both time and money.
There are many famous people in the games industry, from the people who live stream on Twitch to the creators, one name which stands above the rest, is Shigeru Miyamoto. The Japanese games designer, producer and creator at Nintendo began his career as a professional manga artist. His career has had a significant impact on the industry; his creations such as Mario and The Legend of Zelda have reached nearly every home in the world.
If you’ve been inspired by the ever-evolving world of games and would like to transform it into a career, why not check out the Games degrees on offer at the University of Bolton. For more information, click here.