According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, design-related professions will experience up to 17% more jobs through 2014. A popular design job forecasted to have a significant amount of growth is that of the Game Designer. Just because one plays video games does not mean that they are cut out to actually design the games. Great game designers display some distinct qualities, examples of which are seen in the following list:
Enjoy Video Games: Many video game companies look for people who know the difference between a good video game and a bad video game, both in complexity and design. 9 times out of 10, the only individuals that know this are 'gamers'.
Be a Problem Solver: Sharp problem solving skills are key to being a game designer as one must be able to come up with solutions when all does not go as planned -- from collision detection to making objects appear more lifelike.
Be Creative: A good game designer is always coming up with a new approach; they come up with new and different ideas for games that keep video game enthusiasts enthralled.
Be Efficient: The video game industry is incredibly fast-paced. Great game designers need to be able to get things done critical situations. This requires a combination of efficiency and patience to ensure proper resolution of tasks.
Have Technical Skills: Technical skills are a must have in the increasingly technical career - from computer generated imaging to physically modeling an object to conceptualize it properly for the screen.
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