Video Game Producers

Video game producers are the liaison between the creative side of video game development, and the business side of marketing and selling the final product. They oversee all steps and processes needed in the creation of a video game, including the hiring, training, and management of staff, checking to see that progress is proceeding according to plan, making sure that the project stays within its budget, and finally, shopping around the final product to potential game distributors.

Quick Facts
Duties Oversee all of the steps and processes needed to create a video game, including managing staff, developing and overseeing budgets, and supervising the marketing of the product
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but many software publishers are located in California, Texas, Washington, New York, and Massachusetts
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
Experience Several years' experience required
  • Business Management
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Executive Producer
  • Lead Producer
  • Associate Producer
  • Production Assistant

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