Job Roles and Average Salary in the Gaming Industry

By Rupali Sharma

It 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. 

Table of Contents

Game Designer

Game 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.

Requirements for Game Designer

There 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. 

  • In 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.  
  • Staying on top of the latest player trends and incorporating them as necessary.

Salary for Game Designer

Salary 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 ₹530,377 per year. Below is the table of estimated salary for game designer:- 

Range

Salary/Yr

Lowest

Rs. 174K

Medium

Rs. 530K

Highest 

Rs. 200K

Game Developer

A 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.

Requirements for Game Developer

There 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).

Salary for Game Developer

A Game Developer salary is again engrossing because of its craze and popularity. The average salary in the Gaming Industry for a Game Developer is ₹478,895 per year. Below is the table of estimated salary for game developer:- 

Range

Salary/Yr

Lowest

Rs. 238K

Medium

Rs. 479K

Highest 

Rs. 200K

Game Artist

Video 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.

Requirements for Game Artist

Job 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. 

  • Their jobs include designing and illustrating games like  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.

Salary for Game Artist

The 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 ₹43,00,983 per year.  

Range

Salary/Yr

Lowest

Rs. 299K

Medium

Rs. 479K

Highest 

Rs. 554K

Game Animator

They 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.

Requirements for Game Animator

Game animators are expected to contribute to projects with their creativity, passion, and highly developed skills in animation. Therefore, let’s have a look at some of their responsibilities. 

  • They 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.

Salary for Game Animator

As 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. 

Range 

Salary/Yr

Lowest

Rs. 106k

Medium

Rs. 322k

Highest 

Rs. 200k

UI/UX Designer

User 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.

Requirements for UI/UX Designer

Some 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. 

  • Rapidly 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. 
  • Informing design/UX optimization efforts by performing metrics analysis post-launch.

Salary for UI/UX Designer

According to Payscale, a UI/UX designer earns Rs. 665k on an average based on their skills and requirements. 

Range

Salary/Yr

Lowest

Rs. 251K

Medium

Rs. 665K

Highest 

Rs. 200K

Gaming 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.

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