Game developer

Game developer

Game developers create interactive experiences for consoles, computers and handheld devices, bringing fun to millions of people. They need physics and maths to create the incredible worlds seen in many video games.

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Designing immersive worlds for the latest consoles, testing out new levels before they’re released and dreaming up ideas for addictive smartphone games could fall under the job description for a game developer.

What's cool about being a game developer?

Bringing your creative ideas to life as part of a game development team

Getting to create games that people spend hours of their lives enjoying

Being a part of one of the world’s fastest evolving industries

Subjects you'll need

Computer science is an important subject for practicing the technical skills needed in game development. A solid grasp of maths and physics will also be required to produce the scientifically-accurate worlds found in many modern games.

Fun fact

Nintendo mascot Mario only came about due to limitations in gaming technology when he was created. His red outfit was chosen to contrast against the game’s light blue background, while his hat solved the issue of developers having to animate his hair during jumps.

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