Docstoc

Draw_Up_A_Future_With_Video_Game_Design

Document Sample
Draw_Up_A_Future_With_Video_Game_Design Powered By Docstoc
					Title:
Draw Up A Future With Video Game Design

Word Count:
604

Summary:
If there is one area that technology has enhanced by leaps and bounds it
is the world of video game design. With stunning effects and graphics,
video games are more popular than ever. Just when it seems they can't get
any better, something comes along that allows them to continue to amaze
and astonish many with lifelike detail and captivating features.

Those who enter this field not only love video games but also have a
great respect for all that goes into creating them. ...


Keywords:
Video game design,


Article Body:
If there is one area that technology has enhanced by leaps and bounds it
is the world of video game design. With stunning effects and graphics,
video games are more popular than ever. Just when it seems they can't get
any better, something comes along that allows them to continue to amaze
and astonish many with lifelike detail and captivating features.

Those who enter this field not only love video games but also have a
great respect for all that goes into creating them. Behind every great
game there are a number of elements that work together to create a mind-
blowing end product. A lacking in any one of these elements can mean the
difference between a game that flies off the shelves and a game that
barely makes it off the clearance rack.

More than anything, video game design consists of teamwork. From concept
to finished product, individuals trained in graphic design, computer
animation, marketing and public relations are only a few of the job
titles associated with this type of career. Each has their own various
skills that are not only beneficial but also crucial to the production of
video games.

As the popularity of technology and video games skyrocket with no end in
sight, many educational institutions have begun offering courses in video
game design and animation. Students can learn how to create games,
develop software, use animation mathematics and master coding languages.
These state of the art skills provide a well-rounded education in order
to prepare one for a career in the real world of video games.

The amount of high tech skills in this field is likely to require a
Bachelor's degree in order to be considered for basic entry-level
positions. A Bachelor's degree will give the fundamental knowledge of the
field and can require as little as three years to obtain. With time and
experience, one can then move up and branch out on their career path with
further education.

With a Master's degree one will not only have high-level software
programming and design under their belt but the ability to oversee the
coordination of large productions. While the head of a division faces
large responsibilities and challenges, their training gives them all the
skills they need to effectively handle the development process from start
to finish. It is a career that is highly challenging but just as
satisfying and rewarding.

Those with degrees in video game design can count on a good starting
salary that only gets stronger with time and experience. The more skills
under one's belt, the better their income will be. Employers in the video
game industry are always looking to be the best and can only do so by
hiring those with the top skills.

As technology constantly evolves this field in and out of different
phases, one must have a flexible personality that can roll with the
inevitable changes. It is also a field that is competitive, requiring
individuals to have a winning attitude. Because of the amount of computer
programming that is involved, a person interested in this field can
expect to update and learn new skills on a regular basis.

Those interested in video game design have the benefit of knowing theirs
is a career choice that shows no sign of slowing down. As new
technologies combine, individuals in this vocation have the very
opportunity to be at the forefront of shaping part of a population's
culture. Despite the fact that video games have become a billion dollar
industry, elements of video game history have managed to become a unique
reflection of the times and the world we live in.

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Stats:
views:4
posted:4/17/2010
language:English
pages:2