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Computer and Video Game Designers

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Computer and video game designers, also known as game developers, create the ideas and interactivity for games. These games are played on various platforms, or media, such as video consoles and computers, digital devices (smartphones, tablets, iPads, etc.), and online. Designers generate ideas for new game concepts, including sound effects, characters, story lines, and graphics.

Designers either work for companies that make the games or create the games on their own and sell their ideas and programs to companies that produce them.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Much Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Artistic

Creative

Technical

Career Ladder
Software Company Manager/Executive or Game Design Professor

Lead Game Designer

Game Designer

Game Artist, or Play Tester, or Programmer, or Writer

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