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Turn your love for gaming into a career

Team StoryWeavers|October 11, 2018, 07:31 IST| 57

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High scores, strategies, hardcore gaming sessions and saving up for the latest editions…most of us have had these gaming phases and still do. Well, have you ever thought about turning your love for gaming into a career?

It could mean being able to create the games that you love. But, getting the next big game out there in the market is not as simple as it seems. There are multiple roles and responsibilities involved in game development.

If you are thinking about a career in this field, the first step is to analyse where your interest lies. Is it the art, the testing or the programming ? Do a thorough self-analysis of your skills and interests and pick a role which fits best. Researching and reading up can help you get a better understanding of what will be required of you as a game developer.

Level 1:Getting yourself game ready:


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Within these roles you can find specialised ones for yourself like- Level designer,concept artist,texture artist, environment artist,character artist, modeller, story writer and many more.Once you enter the industry, you will get a better idea about the process and then pick what you love best from the lot. For all you know, you could even carve out a niche of your own.

Institutes where you can pursue a bachelor’s in Computer Science:

Tier 1 Colleges Tier 2 Colleges
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi Technological University
National Institute of Technology Anna University, Chennai
BITS Pilani College of Engineering, Pune
Vellore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu

Institutes where you can pursue a bachelor’s in Design/Animation:

Tier 1 Colleges Tier 2 Colleges
National Institute of Design Shrishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore
Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay Backstage Pass, Hyderabad
JJ School of Art Symbiosis School of Design

You can also broaden your horizons and apply to schools abroad which offer dedicated programmes for game developers.

These are some of the  top international colleges with courses specially designed for gamers:

The Art Institute of Vancouver,Canada- Offers a strong curriculum with some of the best teaching faculty which will arm you with the skills necessary to enter the ever changing gaming industry

Digipen Institute of Technology- There are campuses in Washington, Singapore and Spain. These places could be a huge chance to network with the gaming community and train yourself for the modern gaming industry.

Rochester Institute of Technology- With resources like the National Museum of Play and communities for students with professional mentors, it is  a hub for game development students.

Gnomon,Los Angeles,USA- Specialised in computer graphics education for careers in the entertainment industry.

If you see yourself as capable of dabbling in the creative side as well as  the technical, then go for it because this is a multidisciplinary field : )

The top skills you’ll need as a  game developer be it design or programming are  creative art and basic computer skills. Make sure you are always learning and developing these.

A good portfolio/personal projects will take you a long way in game development.  For this, it is important to start early, even as you do your undergraduate degree in design/programming. As beginners in this field, you are advised to pick small passion projects and create something of your own. This will help you stand out from the crowd.

Level 2: Now you’re ready to get into the playing field:

Once armed with a degree, you will have gathered the necessary knowledge and expertise to land an exciting job in the industry. Working at some of the bigger firms would mean getting a chance to work in specialised teams. You can also pick the kind of projects you want to handle- XBOX, PC etc.

Work hard and play harder at these companies as a game developer:

Top Indian gaming companies:

1.Dhruva Interactive – Leading Indian game developers with popular games like Sea of Thieves

2.Zebu Games-Makers of deceptively simple and strategic games like Follow the Dots

3.Apar Games- Doing a fun take on all genres with  games like Scribbled Arena

4.Dumadu Games-Innovators who are releasing popular VR games like VR Monster Truck Extreme Dash

Top international gaming companies:

1.Nintendo – Creators of the legendary  Mario

2.Ubisoft – Popularly known for their project Assassin’s Creed

3.Gameloft-Involved in exciting projects like Modern Combat

4.The Walt Disney Company – They bring all your favorite Disney  movies to life in the gaming world

5.Zynga-Developed everyone’s favorite, FarmVille

Game development  as a field has plenty of opportunities. If you want to stand out and do your own thing then you can also look for jobs in companies not solely dedicated to gaming.

BYJU’S itself has a very special team of game developers who build fun and interactive games for our app. Here we’re always on the lookout for bright minds with a wild imagination. Workplaces like this can bring about  a holistic development of your skills as a professional. It’s up to you to find out what suits you best.

With almost 2.7 billion people across the world for whom gaming is an obsession, there  has never been a better time to get into this exciting and growing field. We know you’ve got this, so stay motivated and go get them!

Pro tip: The first step towards this dream job is performing well in your 12th Board Exams. BYJU’S-The Learning App has programs designed to prepare students in an easy and fun manner. With adaptive and engaging videos, sample test papers for each concept and personalised feedback, BYJU’S visual learning methods will give you the necessary boost to prepare for your exams.

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A self love warrior and a believer of 'hugs make life better' - Nidhi Tom is a member of team StoryWeavers. Currently, she is in the pursuit of finding the right balance between making nutty travel plans, cozying up in her happy place-the bed and weaving fun and quirky tales. Do write in to if you want to share your stories, thoughts or any random rants with her.

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April 3, 2021

Thank you byju’s for this article
I love games?

Taha Husain

April 3, 2021

Hi, can you please provide a blog for the career of Astronauts or the field of Astronomy. I would love that. Thanks


April 1, 2021

Thanks! I think i love gaming and i will be a streamer
I love among us and Minecraft


August 24, 2020

Thankyou for sending me this
I love gaming

Vishakha Tripathi

June 26, 2020

This is an appreciable step taken by Byjus to guide us and provide us with necessary guidance towards our career!


June 19, 2020

I sometimes do animation in unity it uses c# coading language

Aaryan Rawat

June 19, 2020

I am a God gamer at minecraft(2008) and mini mini militia(2013)


March 26, 2020

Thanks for a good suggestion. I love to develop game


March 5, 2020

How we start coding programme.

Gungun yadav

March 3, 2020

Yes please share knowledge on how to develop game by java or c++


January 29, 2020

Thank you BYJU’S for your help in my career


December 20, 2019

Thank you for such awesome suggestions. Actually I want to pursue a career in Animation and work for film
making companies. Can you suggest me what subjects should I pursue in 12th and if any good colleges are there in
our country. Please also tell me as an animator where can I fit myself in ?


September 3, 2019

Can you post career scope in sports

Eeshan Muley

May 24, 2019

Thank you Byjus for giving us the information.

Araman Kumar Parida

May 13, 2019

I myself love to play games and I want to be a good game developers in the future


May 4, 2019

I am like to become game developer


April 29, 2019

Sir/Madam I would like to have information of carreer in law please answer


April 24, 2019

Thanks byju’s for the Idea, I always want to be a game developer
And had developed a small game in MsDos using batch script with my own Idea’s and coding I will try to score good in my 10th as well as 12th exams,
But my question is ,Is it necessary to take Science to be a successful Developer ?


April 23, 2019

Hey please tell us what does it need to be a car designer?
I want to be one so I want to ask this question.


April 21, 2019

Can you please provide with the career suggestions in software engineering?


April 20, 2019

Thank you my aim is actually to become a game tester because I love playing games ,finding out easter eggs etc thanks for the awesome idea


April 18, 2019

Any career suggestions on automobile engineering please?

Ronak Baviskar

April 18, 2019

Hi there,I’m Ronak. Will you please show options and ways to excel in the field of research.
I am curious about the human brain and spinal cord .
Please suggest on this field

Punya Borkar

April 18, 2019

How the games are?

Atharv Singh

April 17, 2019

Thanks to byju’s for sharing this information.

Yash Srivastava

April 17, 2019

Hello Byjus, please suggest colleges for commers students.
Thank you


April 17, 2019

Thank for giving this amazing career suggestions.


April 17, 2019

I think I could chose this as a good and interesting career option.
Thank you for giving this career option


April 17, 2019

Thanks byjus great opportunity for career


April 16, 2019

Thanks for the info Byju’s??


April 16, 2019

Awesome . Thanks for knowledge of gaming.
Is it not possible that one person only
Think about story,graphics,coders,and

Anishka Nayak

April 16, 2019

Thanks for the information!!!??


April 16, 2019

Game can be developed on unity ,or on other IDE. For this one need to know :
1. Java
3.html(for web international)
4.firebase management.
5. C++
6.Jason script
7.3d or 2d modeling and rigging

NB: There are also some platform who provides drag and drop features but they cost very high.
They cost around 199 dollar every month. Thats whole 14000 inr/month
I hope it helpen. I am a student, web developer, android developer and learning game development on unity.
I am also a 3d animatie as a hobby. So I hope this information help. Thanks to byjus for providing the career path.

Puppala sasank

April 16, 2019

I love to learn with byjus
With this I increased my grades in mathematics and science
I like quizzo
It’s very interesting to challenge with others
I wanted to become a game developers

Ansh Shah

April 15, 2019

I want to become a game developer but I don’t know which app and software are used to developed a game.

Adarsh Aryan

April 15, 2019

. Thanks Buju for such an article


April 15, 2019

Thankyou byjus for an amazing ideas

Grishma Vora

April 15, 2019

Awesome thank for sharing
A request pls share some ideas and colleges to pursue agriculture as a career

Harsh Tandekar

April 15, 2019

Thx A lot for that! I was just imagining if something like that came from byjus. By the way Im really impresserd that
you mentioned C# and Unity because I tried out unity once I was small but I didnt had the PC to do that but now Im inspired

Mahak Sheokand

April 15, 2019

can i have informative article about mechanical engineering as well?

K. Reena RedDy

April 15, 2019

I love byjus ? . it is the best learning app .?? .
I love learning in BYJUS .



April 15, 2019

Super career suggest,thanks


April 15, 2019

Wow I just want to be a game tester
Because I am a true soul gamer inside ??????

Lutfe Hasan

April 15, 2019

Thanks again for information

Tushar garg

April 15, 2019

Please tell me a about software engineer


November 25, 2018


Deep Patel

October 7, 2018

Thank you BYJU’S,
Posting this you really inspired to do more in this field.
I always thought to be one of the best game developers or else to work with them.
This was informative,
So again Thank you.


October 1, 2018

Plz guide me I want to be a game tester and game animation and graphics designer plz help me
I am studying in class 9

Thakare york jeetendra

September 30, 2018

Time to play the game!! Hohoho ?


September 25, 2018

I myself love developing games and I have even designed some simple games too some through coding and some through drag and drop
but whatever it is I loves designing games and in today’s technical era designing games have become much easier than that of old days

Urvi Kashyap

September 19, 2018

Hey, can you please provide with the career suggestions in psychology

Gayathri Rameah

September 17, 2018

Thanks for an awesome career suggestion…


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