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Careers in Video Games

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Careers in Video Games

  1. 1. CAREERS IN THE VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY 1
  2. 2. TERMS FOR USE WHAT IS THIS The purpose of this presentation is to introduce students to video game development process and provide an overview of the games industry. WHO IS THIS FOR This is useful for anyone who wants to pursue a career, or is just interested to know more about one of the most creative, challenging, and innovative fields to work in. Everything here represents the views and experiences of myself as an individual. It does not include any commitments, views, or operational information from any of my previous, past or future employers, colleagues or business partners. All images and data used belong to their respective owners and are only used for reference purposes. 2
  3. 3. HELLO! I am Safal Kapoor I am a Senior Game Designer with Miniclip Games, Lisbon. 3
  4. 4. 1. WHY DO GAMES MATTER? IS THERE VALUE IN VIDEO GAMES? 4
  5. 5. GROWTH IN GAMES INDUSTRY Let’s look at how the games industry has been performing over the years! 5
  6. 6. 6Source: Newzoo.com/globalgamesreport 2017 GAMES GLOBAL MARKET BREAKDOWN
  7. 7. HOW DO PEOPLE PLAY GAMES? What are the popular platforms in the current market? 7
  8. 8. 8Source: Newzoo.com/globalgamesreport 2017 GAMING MARKET SHARE DISTRIBUTION
  9. 9. WHERE DO GAMERS LIVE? How are the players distributed across the globe? 9
  10. 10. 10Source: Newzoo.com/globalgamesreport 2017 GAMING MARKET SHARE DISTRIBUTION
  11. 11. THIS MEANS? HOW ARE THESE COLORFUL DIAGRAMS OF ANY USE TO ANYONE HERE? 11
  12. 12. 12 MORE JOBS
  13. 13. 2. HOW ARE GAMES MADE Let’s look at what is needed to make games! 13
  14. 14. GAME DEVELOPMENT TEAMS ARE MULTIDISCIPLINARY ▸ People with different backgrounds and skills come together to create great experiences for the players. ▸ There are a lot of specializations and career progression options available in different domains. 14
  15. 15. 15 THE GAME DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
  16. 16. PRE PRODUCTION PHASE 16
  17. 17. PRODUCTION PHASE 17
  18. 18. POST-PRODUCTION PHASE 18
  19. 19. 3. JOB ROLES IN GAMES Who are the people working behind the curtains. 19
  20. 20. GAMES PROFESSIONALS HAVE OPTIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Employees They are people who make games for pay working usually for a studio or a team. Freelancers They are hired on a need basis to work for different studios on particular tasks. Indies They work for themselves with their own teams as the owner of a studio. 20
  21. 21. DEVELOPMENT These are the people creating the game, making small pieces and bringing it together. JOBS IN GAMES CAN BE CATEGORIZED BE IN TWO GROUPS, WITH SIGNIFICANT OVERLAP IN KEY ROLES. BUSINESS There are the people responsible for running a sustainable operation and making the ends meet. 21
  22. 22. FIND YOUR PASSION! LET’S GET INTO JOB PROFILES
  23. 23. GAME PROGRAMMER Coding Mathematics Critical thinking 23 SKILLS
  24. 24. 24 Graphics Physics Network Engine SPECIALIZATIONS
  25. 25. 25 AI Tools Interface Audio Engineering SPECIALIZATIONS
  26. 26. GAME ARTIST Art Animation Imagination 26 SKILLS
  27. 27. 27 2D Characters 3D Modelers 2d and 3D Animators Interface and Special Effects SPECIALIZATIONS
  28. 28. 28 Concept and Storyboard Texture and Environment Marketing and Promo SPECIALIZATIONS
  29. 29. GAME DESIGNERS Creative and Technical Psychology and Mathematics A bit of everything 29 SKILLS
  30. 30. 30 Game Designers Level Designers Economy Designers Writers SPECIALIZATIONS
  31. 31. GAME PRODUCERS Project Management Business Management Leadership 31 SKILLS
  32. 32. 32 Producers Product Managers Business Intelligence Market and Sales SPECIALIZATIONS
  33. 33. GAME TESTERS Technical Writing Eye for Detail Strong Work Ethics 33 SKILLS
  34. 34. 34 Quality Control Automated Testing SPECIALIZATIONS
  35. 35. OTHER ROLES 35
  36. 36. Public Relations Legal Operational Managers Human Resource Customer Support
  37. 37. Finances Audio and Music Translator Sales Hardware Experts
  38. 38. Esports Influencers and Streamer Game Journalists Game Educators Gamification Experts OUTSIDE THE INDUSTRY
  39. 39. 4. GAME STUDIOS IN INDIA Who are the big players in the Indian games market 39
  40. 40. Nazara Technologies, Mumbai Ubisoft Games, Pune Rockstar, Bangalore Zynga Games, Bangalore EA Games, Hyderabad 40
  41. 41. Games2Win, Mumbai Playmotion, Pune Reliance Games, Pune Codemasters, Pune 99 Games, Udupi GSN Games, Bangalore Hashcube, Bangalore GSN Games, Bangalore Moonfrog, Bangalore Dumadu Games, Bangalore Dream11, MumbaiDhruva, Bangalore Glu Game, Hyderabad Octro Games, New Delhi Junglee Games, New Delhi Spiel Studios, Mumbai Playgames 24x7, Mumbai YesGnome, Hyderabad 41
  42. 42. Thank you!Any Questions? 42 Reach out to me at: Safal.kapoor@gmail.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/safal-kapoor

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