Thoughts that come to our mind when we hear about a video game or video game designing or game development.
- What is video game designing?
- What is the role of video game designer?
- How is game designer different from a game developer?
- 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?
Video Game Designing is an art.
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 video game designer. Creating a true art form that players will like is done by game designing.
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
- Level Designer
- Game Developer
A role of the game designer is to create artwork for the game. Only artwork by 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.
It is truly a creative work. We think only a creative person or who has the passion for gaming will fit into this role.
How is game designer different from a game developer?
Creates or designs game objects and all other artworks in the game, for example, see the following image
As you can see the above image, a design of Assasins Creed game poster. All the characters in the above image’s are created and 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.
A designer makes body and developer give’s life to it.
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 to draw. First 2D then 3D
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’.
Game designing is an art which can be learned from experience and creative thinking only. So think creative and be a game designer. Share our article if you find it helpful.
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