Video Game Designer

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Job Description

Design core features of video games. Specify innovative game and role-play mechanics, story lines, and character biographies. Create and maintain design documentation. Guide and collaborate with production staff to produce games as designed.

Other Job Titles

Design Director, Designer/Writer, Game Designer, Lead Designer, Lead Game Designer, Lead Level Designer, Mid Level Game Designer, Senior Game Designer, World Designer

Job Tasks

  • Balance and adjust gameplay experiences to ensure the critical and commercial success of the product.
  • Provide feedback to designers and other colleagues regarding game design features.
  • Create core game features, including storylines, role-play mechanics, and character biographies for a new video game or game franchise.
  • Devise missions, challenges, or puzzles to be encountered in game play.
  • Guide design discussions between development teams.

Annual Salary

  • Workers on average earn $37.12/hr. $77,200 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Much Faster than average (8% or higher)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 13,400

Required Education

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor’s degree, but some do not.


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