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How to Become a Video Game Designer!

Published on 03 Oct 2021 / In Gaming Design

A Video Game Designer career is one of the most desired jobs in video games. This video provides tips on how to become a video game designer and create game designs.

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When we think of the “rockstars” of the game industry, we immediately think of people like Tim Shafer, Hideo Kojima, SUDA51, and Shigeru Miyamoto. What do these heroes have in common? They’re all game designers! Great game designers have built entire industries and have shaped culture as we know it. So it’s easy to see why there are a lot of people dreaming of becoming game designers.

As we’ve seen in our previous video, the barrier to entry for making games is lower than it’s ever been - you can start becoming a video game designer today! So where do you start? We ‘re going to tell you all you need to know about what a video game designer does, and how to get started on a career path in game design today.

First, we are going to review the role of the game design and the type of work they do. We will also review the common types of design specialities in the game space.

Next we will review how to become a video game designer - including how to kick off your career and the commonly used paths for climbing up the ladder.

Also, we will review how to separate yourself from all of the other people looking to become video game designers. What skills to develop and how to become more valuable.

Next we discuss the good and bad of the game designer role. What are the perks and the challenges on a day to day basis.

We will also reveal the typical career progression for a video game designer - and what roles they can graduate to.

Finally, we will review some good books to check out if you want to read more about making great video game design.

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