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Gaming Industry

Who is a Game Developer?

A game developer with extensive coding skills spends their time programming and developing games. They are software engineers who create video games for video game consoles and computers.

What does a Game Developer do?

The responsibilities of a Game developer include programming, animations, graphics, and sound. Some of the major tasks a game developer does are:

  • Adding audio components to the game

  • Structuring the mechanics for animation role play

  • Prepare guidelines for the final touch-up of the game

  • Oversee the game development, manage resources and coordinate.

  • Handle all glitches and bug during the development process


The minimum eligibility required for most of these courses is 10+2 or it's equivalent. Relevant educational qualification in the fields of animation, graphic designing, game designing/ technology etc. is necessary for obtaining an excellent career in the gaming industry.

What are the skills required?

The role of a game developer requires you to have a thorough knowledge of coding. The skills you would require to become a game developer are as follows:

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Eye for detail

  • The ability to take initiative

  • A practical approach to work

  • Time management

  • Writing codes

Top colleges offering courses on the Gaming Industry

In India, many major and reputed colleges and institutions are offering various courses on game development and design. For admission in Diploma Courses, you will have to clear 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized stream that can be from any board. Students who have completed their higher secondary from any recognized board can apply for undergraduate courses. The top colleges offering a course in the gaming industry are:

  • Bharti Vidyapeeth University, Pune

  • Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, Mumbai

  • Arena Animations, New Delhi

  • Zee Institute of Creative Arts, Bangalore

  • Academy of Animation and Gaming, Noida

We have provided in-depth information to help you understand career prospects in the gaming industry. So, if you love to play games and have an interest in programming then you should prepare well and try in one of the major colleges listed above.

Career Scope

A career in the gaming industry is very exciting and is and many students after 12 are pursuing a bachelor's degree in game development. The gaming industry is estimated to be worth around $101 billion globally and has the largest share in the whole entertainment Industry.

The Indian Gaming Industry is currently estimated at around $295 million. As India has the largest population of youth, the gaming industry will only increase and more new game developers will join the industry increasing employment opportunities.

Game developers use computers to code and program video game characters and sequences. They write various codes to optimize action in scenes. Mobile games are very popular in India and with more technological innovation, the gaming industry is growing at a very good stage, employing many game developers and other specialists. The various role a game developer can have are:

  • Game Designer

  • Character Animator

  • Art Designer

  • Freelance Game Developer

  • Game Tester

  • Level Designer

How much does a game developer make?

According to Glassdoor, a video game developer earns Rs 506,117/ yr on average.

What are the books and study materials available?

The role of a game developer requires knowledge and understanding of C++ and Python extensively. The major books and study materials on game development are:

  • The Art of Game Designing, Jessie Schelle

  • Game Design Workshop, Tracy Fullerton

  • A Theory of Fun for game design, Raph Koster

  • Game Programming Pattern, Robert Nystrom

  • Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals, Kylie Sylen

Major recruiters

There are many international game development companies that hire graduated who have completed their studies with a degree in game designing. The major recruiters for game developers are:

  • Electronic Arts(EA)

  • Digital Chocolate

  • Zynga

  • Games2win

  • Hastag

  • iEnergizer

  • Tencent

Interesting fact 

As a game developer, you get to be creative and innovative and one of the perks of being in the gaming industry is that you get to play games while on the job. This involves testing the game to find bugs, test new gameplay mechanics and eliminate glitches.

Apart from the games that you are working on, at times, you will also have the opportunity to try out other titles to understand their gameplay mechanics.