The videogame industry is increasingly expanding, also due to the global pandemic that we are still going through. The various lockdowns that have kept us at home have led video games to become an excellent pastime for everyone, almost touching the three billion gamers worldwide. The sector is growing and with it also the number of consumers, but consequently the professions that can be done with and on video games are also increasing.
Jobs in the video game industry
Before getting to the heart of the professions, it is necessary to mention some numbers: the video game industry in 2020 recorded a boom in revenues equal to 175 billion dollars. Numbers that were also felt in Italy, where the turnover reached + 21.9%. It therefore seems normal that some of the jobs that can be done within the video game industry, such as the developer, are also present in the list of the most requested jobs of 2021. The video game industry is in fact rapidly evolving and will have great potential value for the future, which already creates jobs in which to invest time and resources.
Three working figures in this sector
Video game developer
Also called game programmer, or the programmer, the one who takes care of the software part of the game, writing from scratch the code necessary to program video games and use the right programs. In the hands of the developer there is all the technical part of the game, which serves to make the game work from the main menu. An essential role, from which the most loved titles by the community are born and will be born.
In a nutshell it is professional gamers who compete with video games. This is a small number of people who stand out and are very good at specific video games, in teams or individuals, which also have a competitive component. There is talk of a rapidly expanding sector, which could soon become part of the Olympic disciplines. Becoming a professional eSport player requires time and patience, as well as a lot of skill, you have to train seriously to climb the rankings and get noticed by some professional team, which decides to invest in him as a football club does with a player.
A very important figure in the sector, because he tests the game by checking its quality in all its factors, looking for software defects before the game goes on the market. A really difficult and delicate job, where you have to test all the different modes of a game, menus, settings, etc. An absolutely necessary task to search for all hidden bugs and the sequence of commands that generate them to eliminate them. A digital work that needs patience and a certain attention to detail, in order not to miss even the smallest of errors.