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V is for… Video Game Developer!

Video games are developed by – you guessed it – video game developers. And what, exactly, do video game developers do? They come up with all the ideas for your favorite games, creating the concepts and characters that others will help to execute.

“Gamer” (photo credit: Henrik Johansson)

Did you know that the video game industry made $91 BILLION (yes, that’s BILLION with a B!) globally in 2016? This is truly an exploding industry, particularly for mobile game developers, and one that excites and intrigues many different kinds of people.

Gone are the days of gamers hiding their addiction in their bedrooms or basements. Gamers, indeed, are from all age groups and walks of life, and creating games that appeal to many different groups of people is the key to becoming a successful game developer.

If you want to learn a lot more about becoming a video game developer, you should definitely read my book, Careers in Gaming, which features an entire chapter on this exciting, fast-paced job and the people who do it.

Further Reading

  • Careers in Gaming
  • We Are Game Devs – lots of great interviews with diverse game designers, developers and programmers in the video game industry about why they love their jobs

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