By Rupali SharmaIt is expected that video games will continue to be a trend in the future. The video game industry has been serving children as well as adults through its dynamic games. Moreover, we have seen the evolution of the gaming industry from the early days of computer games to Consoles now. For instance, when we go back to our childhood memories, we are filled with nostalgia for the video games like Contra or God of War.You might have an interest in knowing about these games, how these video games are made and who are those people who make them interesting. If you already know more or less about them or maybe aiming to become one of them, then you would have thought of their roles and responsibilities? What kind of skills are required or what is the salary in the game industry, etc.Above all, you will be getting every possible answer to your most wanted questions. We will thoroughly discuss the average salary in the gaming industry, and the job pattern.\u00a0\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\tTable of Contents\t\t\t\n\t\t\tGame Designer \t\t\n\t\tGame designers (link of first blog) are the people who are responsible for creating the game's concept, central mechanics, and rules. They design all the aspects of a video game, before a single line of code is written. These include the documentation, genre, environment, story, characters, gameplay systems, mechanics. objectives, user experience and much more.\t\t\n\t\t\tRequirements for Game Designer \t\t\n\t\tThere are several job requirements of a Game Designer from being a lead game designer, they may coordinate and lead the different teams and ensure that the production process runs smoothly. Secondly, they need to maintain the storyboard, role plays, and a body mechanism for each character. Subsequently, there are also other requirements for a Game Designer given below.\u00a0In addition to maintaining the GDD, they need to implement mechanics, design guidelines, and mission outcomes.They use mockups and flowcharts for the end users to plan and design the game levels, missions, and all the possible outcomes. \u00a0Staying on top of the latest player trends and incorporating them as necessary.\t\t\n\t\t\tSalary for Game Designer \t\t\n\t\tSalary in the game industry is again fascinating. As per the reports of Payscale, the average salary in the Gaming Industry for a Game Designer is \u20b9530,377 per year. Below is the table of estimated salary for game designer:-\u00a0RangeSalary\/YrLowestRs. 174KMediumRs. 530KHighest\u00a0Rs. 200K\t\t\n\t\t\tGame Developer \t\t\n\t\tA game developer (link of second blog) works on the code that determines how the computer will handle everything in the game, from rules to graphics. They use various coding languages, based on what the developers need to do and what platforms the games are on. \t\t\n\t\t\tRequirements for Game Developer \n\t\t\n\t\tThere are a lot of opportunities for the aspirants in Game Development. Job for a game developer is one of the popular job options among people having keen interest in critical thinking and problem solving attitude. Therefore, a set of requirements for game developers is needed.Debugging programs and fixing complex technical problems that arise during the production of a video game is part of the job of a game designer.Their knowledge of APIs and libraries is crucial.Game Developers develop systems and code using programming languages such as C#, Java, or C++.It is a bonus for a game developer who possesses expertise in at least one programming area (artificial intelligence, 3D graphics, 3D animation, physics, multiplayer, networking).\t\t\n\t\t\tSalary for Game Developer\t\t\n\t\tA Game Developer salary is again engrossing because of its craze and popularity. The average salary in the Gaming Industry for a Game Developer is \u20b9478,895 per year. Below is the table of estimated salary for game developer:-\u00a0RangeSalary\/YrLowestRs. 238KMediumRs. 479KHighest\u00a0Rs. 200K\t\t\n\t\t\tGame Artist\t\t\n\t\tVideo Game Artist creates one or more types of video game art styles. All aspects of video game development that require visual arts are handled by game artists. Video game artists are responsible for every aspect of the development of a game that requires visual art. Moreover, they are often credited for all games. \t\t\n\t\t\tRequirements for Game Artist \t\t\n\t\tJob of a Game Artist is the most sought after career for a candidate who is looking for visual arts in the gaming industry. Importantly, there are few things to be noted down while chasing your dream as a game artist.\u00a0Their jobs include designing and illustrating games like\u00a0 Slots, Bingo and Casino and so on.The candidate should have experience in games user interface design, logo creation, and shot composition and framing.Interestingly, they also need to be proficient in software like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash.\t\t\n\t\t\tSalary for Game Artist\n\t\t\n\t\tThe job of a Game Artist is most interesting and creative. This job is an eye-catcher for most of the students. Calculating the average salary in the Gaming Industry for a Game Developer is \u20b943,00,983 per year.\u00a0\u00a0RangeSalary\/YrLowestRs. 299KMediumRs. 479KHighest\u00a0Rs. 554K\t\t\n\t\t\tGame Animator\n\t\t\n\t\tThey are multimedia artists and animators specialised in video games. An animator creates animated images and environments for video games using the combination of art and technology. The role of a Games Animator is to portray movement and behaviour within a game. \t\t\n\t\t\tRequirements for Game Animator\t\t\n\t\tGame animators are expected to contribute to projects with their creativity, passion, and highly developed skills in animation. Therefore, let\u2019s have a look at some of their responsibilities.\u00a0They must be huge video game enthusiasts with a large visual database.Knowing the principles of body movement, anticipation, overshoot, follow-through, squash, stretch and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation.You have an animation reel showing key-framed animations of characters and creatures.Communication skills and teamwork are essential.\t\t\n\t\t\tSalary for Game Animator\t\t\n\t\tAs a candidate for this position, you must assume a great deal of responsibility and ownership. Therefore, an estimate of average salary for a Game Animator is Rs. 322,154 per year.\u00a0Range\u00a0Salary\/YrLowestRs. 106kMediumRs. 322kHighest\u00a0Rs. 200k\t\t\n\t\t\tUI\/UX Designer \t\t\n\t\tUser interface and user experience designers are responsible for creating interfaces that are user-friendly and make complex technical products easy for users to use. They are most concerned with studying users, understanding their behavior, and implementing user journeys that enable users to accomplish their desired tasks with little effort. \t\t\n\t\t\tRequirements for UI\/UX Designer \t\t\n\t\tSome professional UI\/UX designers hail from unrelated fields and have transferable skills, including graphic design, and software development. That is why they incorporate a mix of responsibilities.\u00a0Rapidly and iteratively create user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and low and high fidelity mockups.You should be familiar with prototyping tools such as Sketch, Invision, or equivalent.\u00a0Informing design\/UX optimization efforts by performing metrics analysis post-launch.\t\t\n\t\t\tSalary for UI\/UX Designer \n\t\t\n\t\tAccording to Payscale, a UI\/UX designer earns Rs. 665k on an average based on their skills and requirements.\u00a0RangeSalary\/YrLowestRs. 251KMediumRs. 665KHighest\u00a0Rs. 200KGaming industry is a billion dollar industry and requires the most sincere team players. There are a lot of jobs, above what we discussed here. Salary in the gaming industry is again tempting. Likewise, we will talk about the rest of the jobs and responsibilities in the next post.