A Complete Guide on How to become a video game designer

Guide: To Become A Video Game Designer And Role Of A video Game designer

Thoughts that come to our mind when we hear about a video game or video game designing or game development.

  1. What is video game designing?
  2. What is the role of video game designer?
  3. How is game designer different from a game developer?
  4. And finally, How can you become a video game designer?

Let’s answer these question first then we’ll dive into “Complete Guide on How to become a video game designer

What is video game designing?

Complete Guide to become Video Game Designer

Now, we have a wide range of platforms and devices to play video games on. Different platforms are pc, ps4 gaming consoles, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mobile devices

Video Game Designing is an art of concepts.

In a game, you see backgrounds, objects, Weapons, UI, Characters, Environment. These and everything or every object you see in a game is designed by art designer. Video game designer is the one who creates game-play, mechanics of the game.

What is the role of Video game designer?

The gaming industry has a rapid growth in recent years. This industry requires a lot of creators to create masterpiece “game”. There are different roles as following

  • Game Designer
  • Art Designer
  • Level Designer
  • Game Developer
  • Tester
  • Coder

Role and work of Video Game DesignerA role of the game designer is to create game mechanics and the game-play for the game. The concept of any game-play can be designed by truly understanding what kind of game we are making whether it is an open world, AAA game, an Action game the designer has to think in terms of the type of game.

How is game designer different from a game developer?

Game Designer

Creates or designs game-play or game mechanics to their objects  in the game, for example, see the following image

Example Artwork of Game DesignAs you can see the above image, a design of Assasins Creed game. All the characters’ behavior in the above image’s is designed by a video game designer.

Game Developer or Game Maker

A game developer gives the design a life i.e., the developer gives actions to the game objects and environment and backgrounds.

Every event or action that you perform in a game is created by the Game Developer so don’t get confused with designer and developer.

Also Read: Check out different Game Development tools

Finally, How to become a video game designer?

Follow the steps to become a video game designer:

Step 1:  Think different and creative, watch your surrounding from a different perspective.

Step 2: Learn Storytelling and Game-play Mechanics.

Step 2: Create convincing rules for your game.

Step 3: Create the structure of your game.

Step 4: Check out different tutorials on youtube, Udemy(recommended).

Step 5: Contact the indie game developers to learn from them.

Step 6: Watch interview’s of game designer and learn from their experience.

Step 7: Start designing your ‘first game’.

A game designer can be a leader designer above all the designers. All designers can coordinate under a lead designer. Share our article if you find it helpful.

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  • I just want to address the wrong information in this article, the game designer role is not about creating artwork – that the game artist role – the game designer role is much more diverse than that and there are a lot of dice lend in it for example level designer, game mechanics designer, narrative designer, I hope you search more deeply into the subject and correct that information so that the visitors of this blog don’t get the wrong idea about those roles.

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