Game designers are the centre of creativity at the heart of producing a new game
As a game designer, you'll bring ideas, build prototypes, create interactive narration and develop the game's mechanics. You'll design systems that are easily maintainable, expandable and comfortable to use, while injecting fun into the user experience.
Games are available across a variety of formats and platforms, including mobile, virtual and augmented reality, console and PC, and you'll need to use a range of technical and creative skills to imagine, test and develop your ideas.
Game designers work as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes game developers, programmers, game artists, animators and quality assurance testers.
Although game designer is usually a clearly defined job role, in smaller companies you may get involved in some of the art or programming elements. Subfields within game design include level designer, content designer and interface designer.
As a game designer, you may work on a design that you've conceived yourself or from a pre-approved idea, such as a game based upon a film. Whatever your role, you'll need to:
use your creativity to design games for a range of devices and platforms that engage and capture the imagination of the user
consider, plan and detail every element of a new game including the setting, rules, story flow, props, vehicles, character interface and modes of play
put together a concept document and use this to convince the development team that the game is worth proceeding with
conduct market research to understand what your target audience wants
transform a rough idea into a detailed concept and then implement it
write scripts and design storyboards
work collaboratively with others, including game developers, artists and programmers, to produce a prototype - a small-scale playable version of the game
make adjustments to the game design specifications to reflect developments as the project moves forward
train quality assurance (QA) testers to play the game so they can test it properly
lead on the user experience (UX) design of the game, ensuring players have the best experience
work alone or within a larger team overseen by a lead designer.
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