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What are some careers that involves video games

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Simeon’s Answer

You could try your hand at video game development. As a video game developer, it will help to develop your own portfolio of games you've made. I'd recommend checking out game jams like the one hosted by Game Maker's Toolkit on itch.io. He has a very successful Youtube channel and has had record-breaking numbers of participants in his game jams these past years. Game jams are multi-day events where entrants compete to make games that match the theme of the jam. You don't need any prior experience to participate and you'll find people, especially on Discord, who would be excited to point you in the direction of free resources. It helps to have a focused event like this to practice using a skill. It makes it easier to practice the skill and wrap your head around which parts of the coding process are giving you issues.
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Felipe’s Answer

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There are some careers that involve video games, you can find for example systems engineering to learn how to program a video game, graphics and industrial designer to create the characters, animations, clothes, landscapes, and so on, algo musicians to create sounds and music for videogames, among other careers, it depends on what you like to do to decide which career path to take.

Hope this can help you a little!

Felipe recommends the following next steps:

Find out why you like games and dig into it to find what is it that you really love to do
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi ki'shawn,

I work in a field where video games can and do play an important role - Training and Development. While there are no explosions, video games can be an important training tool, especially for jobs where trying to emulate real life is actually dangerous. For example, you would not train someone how to work safely around a live electric line with a live electric line. In a video game, you can show what happens if you do something wrong and avoid any injury that may occur in real life.

Gloria
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Alexis’s Answer

Hello!

There are so many assorted specialties that go into making video games! Some things include, but are not limited to:

- Programming
- Art
- Music
- Writing
- Project Management
- Marketing
- Localization
- Production
- Game Design (level design, UI/UX, narrative, technical and systems design to name some)
- Quality Assurance and Testing
- First Party Compliance and Submissions
- International Business
- Finance
- Human Resources
- Legal Representatives
- Public Relations
- Social Media
- Customer Support
- E-Sports (On air personalities, professional players, coaches, marketing, live broadcasting)
- Merchandising and Product
- Office Management
- Office Assistant
- Event Coordinator

Really, any career in business, programming, organization, creativity, people management, etc - they all have a home in games!

Alexis recommends the following next steps:

Find out what you love about games, what your favorite skills to use are, and see where it could fit! Google and Wikipedia are good starting resources to find out more about specific roles and processes.
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Vijay’s Answer

Game Testing is the profile that will help you in growing your career in gaming industries.

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