- Early Salary : 2 - 3 L
- Mid Level Salary : 4 - 5 L
- Senior Salary : 7 - 8 L
- Education level : UG Courses
- Category : Animation, Multimedia & Web Design
A game developer or programmer creates art and writes source codes for games that are played on computers, mobile phones or gaming consoles. S/he is responsible for all aspects of game development where visual art is required and enforces the rules of the gaming world. While a team of designers, producers, artists and developers may be involved in process of designing the game (story/rules/visual style).
It’s the artists and developers who implement all the minute components of a game. With explosive growth in the smart phone market — at a rate faster than that of the PC market — and the social media sites pulling more players in, the demand for game developers has increased. What counts is not just the experience, it’s about what you’ve accomplished and the expertise you’ve gained. Some companies even share profits with employees who make the product shine.Typical work schedule
You should study visual communication in fine arts at the bachelor’s or master’s level. You could also get training from a technical institute that offers courses in animation and gaming. To become a game programmer, a degree in computer science with knowledge of C, C++ and Visual Basic can help. You may enroll in a programming school (NIIT, Aptech, M/BSc, M/BCA etc). Joining an open source programming project online gives you a chance to enhance and showcase your skills. Community sites like CodePlex, BitBucket, GitHub and SourceForge are a few examples.