Whenever I hear someone wanting to become a game developer and make it into a full time job I always laugh about it because I thought game developers earn money through payment their players make which isn't much because as a player myself not many people like to spend credit on games but when I came across the national carrers service website
I was very surprised that being a game developer is actually a full time job and the pay is really good too, I really like this job if I am being honest because I really do have a passion for creating computer games but it doesn't really help society in any way I think, is being a computer game developer really a great job? Does it actually pay you this much?
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- Thread Starter
- 17-09-2017 12:54
- 17-09-2017 13:42
If being a computer game developer is something that you are passionate about, then go for it! In terms of pay, it depends on your career progression and skill level, but it is pretty decent. People always love computer games too!
- 24-09-2017 00:26
Games development has a reputation for being high-stress, low-reward. The field is saturated with potential talent as many graduates leave university hoping to work on blockbusters, but often find themselves working on lower-budget, less visible games.
You should ensure you have done plenty of research on exactly how games companies make their money, and how well that trickles down to their developers. Additionally, if it interests you, perhaps look into the more technical aspects behind modern games, like AI, VR and lighting, physics modelling. Extra knowledge in any of these will make you stand out more as a candidate when it comes to applying for jobs.