7 rising career options in gaming industry for you


The Gaming Industry is booming internationally, every year more than 2.34 billion gamers are coming up and this is the fastest-growing entertainment industry that never fails to attract teenagers as well as young adults to get hands-on experience. The rich gaming experience is only possible due to the efforts of game developers behind the scenes. This industry is one of the most untapped areas and it has created a rising demand for game development professionals.

Gaming Industry Job Roles

Last updated: 09 Apr 2022

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GAME ARTIST/ DESIGNER

A Game Artist or Designer is one of the most popular roles available in the gaming industry. The Game Designers usually come up with the main concept of the game and work in tandem with the development, programming, animation and audio engineering team to develop storylines and characters. They are responsible for developing a concept for the game and creating an engaging story line to keep the gamers hooked to the game.

A Game Artist on an average can earn approx of Rs.5 lakh per annum

GAME DEVELOPER/PROGRAMMER

The Game Developer or Programmer is responsible for building the game using programming and coding techniques. The game developer  is responsible for converting the game concept into a playable format. The game developers write the code as per features and functionality of games and design software, keeping in mind the aim of providing a seamless and realistic gaming experience.

A Game developer or programmer on an average can earn approx of Rs. 4.6 Lakh per annum

GAME PLAY TESTER

The Game play Testers are responsible to perform quality assurance of games, identify the bugs and suggest improvements to the programmers. They are required to enhance the quality and gaming experience of their product before it steps down into the market.

A Game play Testers an average can earn approx of Rs. 3 Lakh per annum

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GAME ANIMATOR AND VISUAL ARTIST

The Game Artist or Animators are responsible to create realistic 2D and 3D images of characters, scenery for the game. They are also responsible to create objects present in the product and use them to create graphics in the game. They are required to design the characters mostly in raw form and later animators give shape to their mould using computer graphics and create lifelike characters with realistic visuals.

A Game Artist or Animators on an average can earn approx of Rs. 6 Lakh per annum

AUDIO ENGINEER

The Audio Engineers are responsible for giving gaming music and SFX effects to the games, they are commonly known as Sound Designers. They are responsible for adding a realistic touch to the in-game experience through soundtracks and effects.

An Audio Engineer on an average can earn approx of Rs. 4 Lakh per annum

INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLATORS

The prime role of interpreters and translators is to make a gaming product available in multiple languages in order to increase its reach. They are responsible for converting the dialogues of gaming characters into languages that can be understood globally. The translators convert the documentation and instructions presented in the game to other languages so that they can be marketed in the global market.

An Interpreter and translator on an average can earn approx of Rs. 6.8 Lakh per annum

MARKET RESEARCH ANALYST

The market research analysts are responsible to analyse the gaming marketing and provide inputs to the game developers. The market research analysts use their research skills to analyse the core industry and its key trends and use this data for carrying out various campaigns which are significant for the gaming product’s reach and success.

Market research analysts on an average can earn approx of Rs. 6.5 Lakh per annum

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Top Gaming Companies hiring skilled Game Developers

The gaming industry is booming across the globe with new games and game companies making their way in the industry. Some of the top gaming companies are:

  • EA Sports
  • Rockstar Games
  • Activision
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Epic Games
  • Ubisoft
  • Nintendo

Conclusion

The Gaming industry is one of the most anticipated industries in the future, with metaverse, AR and VR games booming up the demand for skilled game developers which will tend to increase in the future.

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