Game Design Vs Game Programming – What to Choose?

Game Design Vs Game Programming – What to Choose?
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Difference between Game Design and Game Programming

If you are confused to make a career in game game design or game programming, you need to know the difference between both. In this blog we will discuss the differences between Game Designing and Game Programing.

What is Game Programming?

Game Programming focuses on the technical methods of implementing the ideas of designers. Game Programmer develops code database, or game related softwares. Game Programmer is a computer engineer or software engineer.

What does a Game Programmer do?

Game Programming is the heart of the game development process. Game programmers are will versed with gaming concepts like physics and dynamics, they are also creative in game techniques. They write code that will make a playable video game. They are the one who add movements to the characters of the game and also determine the actions of the players in each level.

Qualification for Game Programmer

If you want to become a game programmer, you need to be updated with the latest development in game deign and development. Programmers are good in math, science and computer science. Game Programmers need to have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or software engneering.

Key Skill for Game Programmer

  • Strong technical knowledge in programming languages
  • The ability to work in a team and liaise with other professionals to complete the complex games
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently on your own projects
  • Creativity and problem-solving ability
  • Communication skills
  • Flexibility to meet deadlines and client requirements
  • Enthusiasm for the games industry.

Job Roles for Game Programmer

  • Junior programmer
  • Game programmer
  • Lead programmer
  • Technical director
  • AI programmer
  • Engine programmer
  • Tools engineer or programmer
  • Network engineer or programmer
  • Graphics programmer

What is Game Design?

Game design is a drawing from the fields of computer science or programming and graphic design. Game Design refers to the idea behind a game. Game Designer is responsible for makeing game design. They creating and crafting a great game. A career in game designing is currently the most energizing and aggressive professional career in the world. For individuals with an energy for innovation and intuitive amusement, game design is a fantasy work, yet even those with a slight enthusiasm for games would seize the chance to land up in this booming industry.
Read more here How to Make a Career in Game Designing

Written by Avantika Bade on May 17th, 2016

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