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Game Disciplines

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DISCIPLINES OVERVIEW

Roles in the games industry are quickly evolving like the industry itself so keep this in mind that this list might not be extensive.

Animation

Responsible for creating movement in everything that can be moved. Mostly taken up by character animations.

📍 POSSIBLE SPECIALISATIONS:

  • Animator
  • Technical Animator
  • Cinematic Animator
  • Rigger
  • Gameplay Animator
  • ...

Art

The creators of anything visual, responsible for the creation of characters, environments, concepts and more...

📍 POSSIBLE SPECIALISATIONS:

  • Character Artist
  • Environment Artist
  • Concept artist
  • Environment Concept Artist
  • VFX Artist
  • ...

Design

The foundational pillar of the game rules, gameplay rules and narrative structure.

📍 POSSIBLE SPECIALISATIONS:

  • Game Design
  • Level Design
  • Narrative Designer
  • AI Designer
  • UX Designer
  • UI Designer
  • ...

QA

The Gatekeepers of clearing and reporting bugs, making sure that performance is smooth and the game works correctly.

📍 POSSIBLE SPECIALISATIONS:

  • QA Technician
  • Automation
  • QA Lead
  • ...

Programming

The people responsible for the code, which build up the engine, implement code features and more...

📍 POSSIBLE SPECIALISATIONS:

  • Gameplay Programmer
  • Engine Programmer
  • Tools Programmer
  • Tools programmer
  • ...

Audio

Responsible for all things audio, recording sounds, editing music and implementation in game.

📍 POSSIBLE SPECIALISATIONS:

  • Sound Designer
  • Technical Sounds Designer
  • Composer
  • Audio QA
  • ...

Marketing

Create marketing campaigns and promoting the game and it's content to our players.

📍 POSSIBLE SPECIALISATIONS:

  • PR Manager
  • Social Media Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Brand Manager
  • ...

Production

Organise the creation of the game, manage the timeline, and oversee the development of the game.

📍 POSSIBLE SPECIALISATIONS:

  • Development manager
  • producer
  • Development Director
  • ...

HR

the silent backend people getting people in the industry, sorting out contracts, negotiations, and procurement for the studio...

📍 POSSIBLE SPECIALISATIONS:

  • HR Specialist
  • Procurement
  • Recruitment
  • ...

IT

Responsible for the server, all the hardware in the studio, building pcs and more...

📍 POSSIBLE SPECIALISATIONS:

  • IT Specialist
  • Server Technician
  • ...

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