One of the most prominent careers in that of a game designer. They may work alone or in a team with other designers who all have a specific area to design. Many game designers have a creative mind with a skill of storytelling.
Game design can be one of the most exciting roles in the game industry, but it comes with a lot of responsibility. Successful game designers get to make major decisions on the game's visual elements, story, gameplay, and basically everything that affects the game.
In this course, we will look through the game designer's role and shed light on how you can start your game designer career.
Horizon Zero Dawn's (Guerilla Games, 2017) design changed entirely during the pre-production, but the result was magnificent.
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Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding (2019) has a unique story about a man, a baby, and making deliveries. And taking naps sometimes. Well, there might be some gooey monsters taking part as well. This is a great example of how games can interestingly combine quite ordinary things we normally wouldn't even think of.
Game designers may have a specialization, especially if they are working in a bigger company that makes AAA-games. Lead designers manage teams of other designers and make sure that the overall design of the game follows the intended design. Smaller companies' designers have more roles and tasks to design.
As the specializations are not set in stone, you can have more than one interest and change your role depending on the needs. Down below are some of the designer's roles, but you will get a better look at those in the Different Types of Game Designers and The World of Design lessons.
There are numerous roles in game development.
Many starting game designers ponder how they too could become successful, just like Hideo Kojima or Sid Meier. The two have gathered massive experience and success in their own game genres.
Having an idea at the beginning is not enough. You need to learn how to validate ideas and express them to your teammates. You are basically building new worlds and writing stories. Most game designers have a creative quirk, they tell stories, uniquely combine things, and may even create art.
The Sims was designed by Will Wright.
Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid.
Sid Meier's Civilization VI.
The aim of this course is to give insight into how games are designed and how you too can start designing videogames. Why don’t we get started, then!