The gaming industry is growing exponentially and is estimated to be worth $ 100 billion globally while the Indian gaming industry is valued at over $300 million or approximately Rs. 2000 Crores.
Though most of us love playing games, we never would have considered making them. Computer and video game development is one of the fastest growing industry as it contributes both professionally and creatively. Nowadays gaming has become the most preferred career choice for youngsters. Let’s see more about gaming Industry and its career opportunities in this article.
What is Game Design?
Game design is the craft of knowing how a battleground where weapons and equipment can be used to kill others while avoiding getting killed them (PUBG) can actually be fun for millions of people on the planet while making a franchise worth billions of dollars. Well, kind of. However speaking from the academic view, it is an art and a science. It is the art of envisioning the storyline, content, and rules of a game; while it is the science of examining the psychology of the player and his relationship with the game. In a nutshell, game design involves figuring out what will get a player hooked to a game and what won’t and creating games that will work.
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If you are artistic, creative and innovative, and have a passion for games, a career in game designing could be the perfect career choice for you. Knowledge of the software used in designing games is a prerequisite. In addition to this, knowing basic programming and being familiar with 3D modelling software, confirms to be an added advantage. There are many certificates and diploma programs being offered by various eminent and prestigious institutions of the country. Generally, for a career in the video gaming industry, a candidate should ideally have 10+2 with Maths and Physics.
The courses that can be pursued in order to develop as a Gaming professional includes B.A. (Hons) in Digital Media (Game Development), B.A. (Hons) in Digital Media (Game Design), PG Diploma in 3D Animation, PG Diploma in Visual Effects, PG Diploma in Game Development, PG Diploma in Game Design and so on.
Career Scopes and Job Prospects
Video-gaming industry is among those budding fields which are known to offer superb pay-packages. As there is a considerable dearth of skilled professionals in the country, the demand for the handful of qualified gaming professionals is pretty high. Once equipped with key-skills in video games designing, a candidate generally finds employment as:
- Junior Game Designer
- Level Designer
- Game Designer
- Game Developer
- Lead Designer
- Content Designer
- User Interface Designer
- Game Tester or Writer
Although it is relatively a new field but has grown drastically in the past two decades with the expansion of internet accessibility and advancement of technology. This indicates that the future of the gaming industry in India is bright and it is the best time to build a career in this industry!
Courtesy: Higher Education Review