To be a game designer one must have knowledge on Drawing and he must have a thinking process which is unnatural. To learn how to develop games one must be well versed with game development along with game design, game design is not about multimedia software like 3D software or 2D software , it's a skill-set .
Gaming in a flat view this field is divided into four parts :-
Game Development (Requires Logic and Art ) Game Design (Requires Art and Skill-set of visualization) Game Art ( Need excellent visualization and Drawing Skill set as well as color concepts ) Game Testing ( need logic and efforts )
So to make a career in gaming Industry one has to have :-
Drawing skill set Strong interpersonal and written communication ability Organization teamwork Analytical mind leadership skills Time-management skills Updated knowledge of the history and trends of video game
What are its prospects in the next five years :-
The prospects are huge, now-a-days gaming is coming like anything .There are lot of scope over here like Gaming is now used at Bank’s, for marketing, for education, to improve the IQ etc .Mobile gaming, i-Phone Gaming and Social Gaming is the next gen future .One can start his or her career as a gaming artist, game developer, game taster, game de-coder, porting etc. Another type of gaming is coming with lot of scope, X-Box, Nintendo and Simulation Games.
What kind of qualifications and experience do aspirants require to enter the sphere?
Age is no bar to start a career in games but for qualifications, one may start learning game designing after 10th Exam .I know a game developer how is just 14 years of age.
Why is gaming gaining so much popularity amongst the youth?
Not only youth gaming is popular to old age people too. People fell relaxed when they play games , the game is a kind of challenge to them as well as they become addicted to the games as it improves the IQ level of any person .It's a proven fact .It show's the inner beauty of a person , while playing games like cityville or firmville you shall see the kind of person you are , how you develop your own firm or city .Can you manage the fund or can you manage the Strategy .
Why Individual shall go for it ?
Lot of scope is there, regarding entrepreneurship the opportunity is huge , one can start from anywhere in the world on game development .There are lot of scope for freelancing also but these people are very few . Regarding the jobs, there are lot of gaming companies in India , specially in Mobile gaming and social media gaming , and the gap is huge as there is a Darth in game designers or developers .In next few years there will be lot of demand for game developers , game art people and proper game designers There are institutes who only teaches multimedia and modeling not gaming or related things . Only virtualinfocom do provide the industry related training as we do have our own game development production unit. People who have the passion for art and gaming they can take this as a profession. The good and bad points of being in this career according to me: Good Point :-
Passion and Profession are same Good payment Easily you can get name and fame Gives you 360 degree knowledge on IT and Arts both