design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.
High job satisfaction
assemble and operate equipment to record, synchronize, mix, edit, or reproduce sound, including music, voices, or sound effects, for theater, video, film, television, podcasts, sporting events, and other productions.
No degree required
High job satisfaction
create special effects or animations using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
Game Writers are typically responsible for developing the plot and assisting the Narrative Designer during the development of video games. Depending on their experience, Game Writers may craft the entire story or write the dialogue and text that appears in the game.
Technical Artists are responsible for adding artwork to video games. They convert art created by other Artists for use as video game assets.
Narrative Designers are hired to design or oversee the narrative elements of a video game. They are responsible for ensuring that the video game has an engaging storyline that keeps players playing.
Level Designers are responsible for designing the levels that appear in certain types of video games. The Level Designer also determines the actions, character locations, and objects for each level.
Game Producers are responsible for the overall development of video game projects. They are involved in every step, from hiring Designers and Artists to managing the production schedule and budget.
Game Testers, or Quality Assurance Testers, are responsible for testing video games to uncover defects and glitches, such as missing visuals or game-breaking physics. Game Testers report bugs to the Developers and test the fixes to determine if the bugs are resolved.
Character Artists use computer software to create 3D models of visual elements for video games and computer-generated content. Character Artists may create and draw characters, environments, weapons, vehicles, and other props that appear in the game.
A Concept Artist visualizes ideas presented by writers, producers, or directors. They create original artwork that others can use as a reference when developing 3D models for a video game or setting a scene for a film project.