2012 Game Career Outlook
Deciding on a career in games can be as financially as creatively rewarding, if you choose the right path that supports your talents and ambitions. Consult the chart below to find out who's being paid what in the gaming industry and plan for your future.
When Game Developer Magazine issued their “Career Guide, Fall 2012,” they shared some great insights into what you can expect out of your game career. We were particularly interested in how well the most popular game careers worked out for technicians and artists trying to pay their bills. Consult the chart below to gauge how your current or future career in games is projected to play out, in terms of salary and experience.
Game Careers to Consider
A lot of work goes into making the games that make jaws drop and thumbs ache. Whether you’re the lead gameplay programmer, responsible for the logic of the game, or the cinematics designer, creating the cutscenes between gameplay, the effort you put in is undoubtedly experienced by the person going through those motions, seeking trophies and ultimately beating the game. Now that you have a reasonable expectation for what each type of career pays, here are some career descriptions to help you deduce what type of game career suits your interests, abilities, and goals.
Artists & Animators
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