A game designer is responsible for the overall creative vision of a game. It goes from early prototyping to the final release of a game. Every game starts with a concept. The first task is to document the idea into a concept document. This is a massive document which will contain even the tiny detail of the game. You can read more about game design document from Game Design Logs.

A game designer needs know

  • how to communicate well
  • basic coding
  • drawing

The job of a game designer includes

  • making paper and digital prototypes
  • writing documentation
  • deciding game rules
  • character behavior setting etc

Game Designers and Game Programmers are not the same. Game Programmers are Software Engineers who use programming languages like C++ to translate all the work done by Game Designers, Artists, Sound Engineers etc into a playable game

Last updated: December 3, 2017