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Game Development

Summary

Game development as a career is about developing and designing games which everyone plays on their laptop, mobile phones etc. It is a profession which involves hard work, dedication and passion for games. Making games is technical and creative work, and in this career, you will understand the technicality involved in the creation of a game. There is an increasing demand of games as there is an increasing development of gadgets, hence Game Development is a promising career option. Game developers can work as individuals or in an organization which is involved in developing games for various gadgets. The students of game development study about the technical steps, policies, developing creative games etc. Proficiency in C++, JAVA will be of an advantage in this career. Game developers make the core features of the video games which include conducting design reviews, designing role play mechanics, coding and programing etc. Various paths are available for an individual to become a game developer that involve studying computer science engineering, animation and graphic designing etc.

Career Opportunities in Game Development

  • Game Designer
    Designing of the game which involves attending to the characters, storylines, role play. They primarily attend to the theme of the game.
  • Audio and Sound Engineer
    Engineers add the sound to the games which will go very well with the theme and need to have understanding of the sound and music.
  • Game Programmers
    Programmers convert the design to a computerized coding and they are at the technical level of game development. Proficiency in C++ and JAVA will be an advantage for the programmer.
  • Game Testers
    Before the game goes online, the game testers test the game, evaluating it and providing with the information about loopholes and any modifications which are required.

How to Pursue a Career in Game Development

Stream Graduation After Graduation After Post Graduation
Path 1
Class XII with any stream (Preferably Science)Pursue Bachelors in Graphic Designing/ AnimationPursue Masters in Graphic Designing/ Animation/Diploma in Game Design-
Path 2
Class XII with science stream Pursue B.Tech. in Computer Science Engineering Pursue M. Tech in Computer Science Engineering/Diploma in Game Deign-
Path 3
Class XII with science stream Pursue B.Sc. Computer SciencePursue M.Sc. Computer Science/Diploma in Game Design-
Path 4
Class XII with any stream Pursue Bachelors of Computer ApplicationsPursue Masters of Computer Application/Diploma in Game Design-

Important Facts

  • Must have passed class 12th or Senior Secondary Examination with at least 50% marks including English.
  • Online/offline Certification course in Game development will be of advantage for your profile.

Leading Institutes

Top Game Development Institutes in India
College Location Website
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur www.iitk.ac.in
Indian Institute of technology Delhi www.iitd.ac.in
Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology Delhi www.nsit.ac.in
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani www.bits-pilani.ac.in
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur www.iitkgp.ac.in
Punjab Engineering College Punjab www.pec.ac.in/admissions
NID Ahmedabad www.nid.edu
IITDM Jabalpur www.iiitdmj.ac.in
IITDM Jabalpur www.iiitdmj.ac.in
UPES Dehradun www.upes.ac.in/bdes
Delhi Technological University Delhi www.dtuadmissions.nic.in/CMS/public/home.aspx
Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai www.iitb.ac.in
Mumbai University Mumbai www.mu.ac.in/portal
Fergusson College Pune www.fergusson.edu
Vellore Institute of Technology Chennai www.chennai.vit.ac.in/admissions/ug
Department of Computer Science, Delhi University Delhi www.du.ac.in/du/index.php?page=m-c-a
Asian Institute of Gaming and Design Chennai www.aiga.in
World School of Design Gurgaon www.worlduniversityofdesign.ac.in/index.php
Global Institute of Gaming and Animation Chennai www.giga.ac.in
Picasso Animation College Multiple Locations www.picassocollege.com
Top Game Development Institutes in the World
Institution Location Website
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States www.web.mit.edu
University of Toronto Canada www.physics.utoronto.ca
Stanford University United States www.stanford.edu
University of Cambridge United Kingdom www.cam.ac.uk
University of California, Berkeley United States www.berkeley.edu
University of Oxford United Kingdom www.ox.ac.uk
California Institute of Technology United States www.caltech.edu
University of Central Lancashire China www.uclan.ac.uk/courses/ba_hons_graphic_design.php
Centennial College Canada www.centennialcollege.ca/programs-courses/full-time/graphic-design
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Italy www.naba.it/en
Marbella Design Academy Spain www.designschool.com

Work Description

  • Game planners are involved in game designing, deciding upon the characters, theme of the games.
  • Transforming the design to the codes which will turn the design to the game which can be played on various gadgets such as computers, mobile phones etc.
  • Producing the audio features of the game such as character voices, background music etc.
  • Attending to the technical issues and evaluating them to overcome the problems while playing games.
  • This career also involves making 2D and 3D graphics, testing the quality of the game before its launch and resolving the issues in it.

Pros & Cons of a Career in Game Development

Pros
  • Game development allows an individual to convert their passion of games into a career.
  • This career brings about a combination of animation, sound, graphics, programing and management which allows for obtaining information in various fields.
  • It is a creative outlet and helps you gain a satisfaction that you created something for enjoyment of the people.
Cons
  • Professionals might have to work long hours and according to the deadlines.
  • It might take years to get a project approved and launched, so it is a slow process.
  • Since, there is a lot of competition in Gaming Industry, there is no room of mistakes.
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