In another article, we describe a host of hidden educational opportunities in video games. This time we will also present some job opportunities.
1. Work as a video game clerk. Working in a video game store or rental place, permanently or temporarily, has to be the dream of every teenage gamer. In one location, employees have access to the first fresh-off-the-market games and gaming systems and are available to browse fashion magazines before anyone else. If that’s not enough, gaming experts get a discount on what would otherwise be too expensive (games, gaming systems, and gaming accessories) to even think about buying. Sweet!
2. Work as a game tester. Before a game is released it needs to be thoroughly tested and if you think the programmers behind the game are testing their own stuff, think again. The gaming industry is extremely sensitive to what it publishes. In an effort to remain competitive, you must ensure that the games you produce are working as intended. This is where testers come in. But becoming a game tester is not easy. Becoming a game tester takes a bit of insider help, but once you’re there, not only will you have access to games that no one else knows about, but you’ll also have the opportunity to shape the game into an experience that you and your peers prefer.
3. Work as a game designer. Do you have good artistic skills? Can you get a character out faster than you can say, “I drew it”? If so, you may be able to pursue a career in video game design. Today’s video games exude some of the most beautiful graphics ever seen and if you have a good imagination, you can use some of the most advanced graphics software programs available and you can follow the instructions, you may see your graphics in the next popular video game. .
4. Work as a game critic. The gaming industry is always looking for good content and if you have a knack for writing combined with a love for games, you could write for game magazines like Game Informer or you could write content for a very popular gaming website. .
5. Work as a game programmer. It is not a career for everyone, a good game developer is always looking for. As player preferences change and new technology develops, someone with the right programming skills must be on hand to bridge the gap between what players want and what the gaming industry can offer. Becoming a game programmer requires in-depth training in various development languages, so if you have no idea what we just said, skip this profession and examine some of the others.
The great news about all of this is that the gaming industry shows no signs of disappearing anytime soon. Colleges are also getting into the gaming craze as they fill their textbooks with game programming lessons and game design programs. There will always be an opportunity for you to combine your love of gaming with a fixed salary, as long as you remain dedicated to researching these opportunities and strive to stay on top of what is happening in the gaming world.
Check the employment section of your local newspaper for more information or visit your nearest university to find out what courses and training courses are available.