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Gaming Industry : Eligibility

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Relevant educational qualification in the fields of animation, graphic designing, game designing/ technology etc. is necessary for obtaining an excellent career in gaming industry. Those interested in pursuing a career in gaming industry, should focus on gaining awareness with computer programming in an object-oriented language such as C++ or Java, from their high school level, so that they can build a bright future for themselves.

Several certificate and diploma programmes in game designing are offered by various institutions. Advanced Diploma in Game Design; Diploma in Game Design and Gaming; Video Game Design and Development Certification; Video Game Design and Development etc. are some among the courses. The minimum eligibility required for most of these courses is 10+2 or its equivalent. For becoming a Game programmer, one should have B.E/ B.Tech degree in computer engineering. Online programs are also available in game design and animation. Those with an inborn desire to learn gaming and excellent technical skills can excel in this field.

Good working knowledge of the game designing software's is a must for a career in game industry. Once you decide on the platform - i.e 2D or 3D you want to pursue, you should get familiar with its applications - 2D designing software's such as OR 3D applications like 3D Max/ Maya/ XSI, Light wave 3D, Cinema 4D etc and computer graphics, data structures etc. They should also be exposed to art, literature, philosophy and history as it helps to create games with specific cultural touch to a particular region/country or people living in various parts of the world.

Personal Attributes - Strong interest and liking for the games is the first and foremost thing needed for an individual to become an expert professional in the gaming industry. Candidates who wish to make a career in game designing should be innovative, creative, systematic, dedicated and have a clear understanding of common game mechanics and game play theory. One should possess the art of sketching or drawing and have a sound understanding of anatomy of humans, animals or birds and body movements and lighting effects. Game designing is a field which requires a keen eye for detail, loads of patience, excellent communication and presentation skills. A game designer must have a good sense of colour, proportion, size, design, visualization, knowledge of background, art and layout. Since gaming industry is the combined endeavor of a group, one should be able to work well in a team and group setting. Time management is also an important characteristic needed for a game designer.

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