How to Become a Game Designer

Breaking into the computer games industry is a tough process.

It is an exciting and expanding modern industry that is attracting many creative people from all over the world but this is creating an increasing amount of competition for job roles.

Our comprehensive download guide will teach you how to get ANY JOB within the video game industry. It lists the jobs available, how to get them and is full of insider tips written by a game developer with over 10 years’ industry experience and recruitment expert.

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To become a Game Designer you will need to:

  • Understand the structure and the roles within the industry.
  • Build your skills and knowledge to suit your desired role.
  • Network to get yourself noticed and be the person to contact when a new job is available
  • Build up a professional portfolio that shows off what you are capable of
  • Produce a CV that stands out and gets you that all-important interview.
  • Learn what it takes to pass your interview and get your dream job first time.


Traditionally as a game designer you will be most likely working for a development studio. The developer creates the game which is then handed over to the publisher whom will distribute your game to its market. ‘Indie’ developers are becoming more and more common and more sought after by smaller companies and game projects – now is the time to enter this industry.

If you are at the stage where you don’t know much about the games industry or the jobs available then it is important to know there are many roles within the game industry. To help, you can initially ask yourself these questions:

“What makes a good game?”

“What aspects do I find enjoyable?”

“Do I have a talent for art?”

“Do I have good problem solving skills?”

“Do I have an interest in sound?”

“Am I good at coding?”

“Do I enjoy making sure everything is in working order?”

The answers to these questions may help you decide which one of these broad areas of the games industry that you’d enjoy:

  • Art
  • Audio
  • Coding/Programming
  • Production
  • Quality Assurance (Game Tester)

*Top Tip* By collecting at least four job adverts placed by employers for the roles you are interested in you can see exactly what is required and what skills you will need to acquire at a personal level and an educational level.

Top Tips for breaking into the game industry

  •  Understand the structure of the Games Industry.
  • Research the skills you need, the software to learn and what will be required in your desired job role on a day-to-day basis.
  • Network. It is vital to get yourself out there and be known. Make sure people know you are looking for work and what you’re capable of so when an opportunity arises they’ll seek you out.
  • A professional and quality portfolio is what will get you noticed by employers. It sells you so make sure it is relevant and filled with only your best work.
  • Don’t let your CV be your downfall, tailor it to each job you apply for and practise for your interview!

Learn how to do all of these following Joshua’s step-by-step guide as he shares his experiences and knowledge of game job recruitment, CV writing, setting up an independent company and creating “indie” games, and walkthroughs of answering game developer interview questions; even for graduates or those with no prior work experience.

Game Designer, Joshua Brown's Testimonial

photoDear Applicant, I know what a hard time it can be trying to get a job, especially one in such a fast moving and competitive industry such as that of the games industry. As well as achieving a BA (Hons) degree in game design, I have over 10 years’ experience as a game designer working in companies as well as freelancing my expertise as a 3D artist remotely. I have worked with many professionals on recruitment in my career and I have built up a large portfolio in my time so far. So I know precisely what is needed for YOU to get any Game Designer job.

I began writing my book on How2Become a Game Designer to not only help people successfully obtain a career within the Games Industry but also as it is a topic and an area of my life that I have a strong passion and enjoyment in. I’m sure my book will be of invaluable use to you and anyone trying to break into the game industry whether for a job as a game tester, game artist, game programmer, audio engineer or writer; this book is the perfect starting point for beginners whilst offering essential in-depth tips for university graduates or more experienced game devs to achieve the job they want. In my book I have shared real life CVs, ACTUAL Interview Questions with detailed answers and professional portfolio building tips. I have thoroughly enjoyed writing my book and I hope that you get as much enjoyment in reading it.”

Best Wishes


Joshua Brown


  • Introduction to the industry – Learn vital information about the games industry and how it works. This will help you to create the perfect CV.
  • The Structure of the Games Industry – This type of information is vital for when you attend the interview. You will get asked questions at interview that relate to your knowledge and understanding of the structure within the industry, so make sure you know!
  • Researching and Understanding Your Role – It is pointless applying for a job within the industry unless you know which of the jobs your skills are most suited to. The only realistic way you will get this type of career is to apply for the job that is suited your skills, qualities and attributes.
  • Education and Educational Institutions – You will undoubtedly need some form of formal educational qualification before you apply for the different types of job the games industry has to offer. This section of the guide will help you to gain an understanding of the many different options.
  • The importance of Networking- it goes without saying; the more people you get to know within the industry, the more career opportunities will come your way.
  • How to Create a Killer Portfolio – We believe this section of the guide will help you tremendously. More importantly, it will help you gain the advantage over the other job applicants – GUARANTEED!
  • How to Create a CV that gets you noticed – Within the guide Joshua will teach you how to create an effective CV that gets you noticed. He will also provide you with a sample CV template that you can use in order to build your own.
  • How to Pass the Game Designer Interview – In this section of the book we will provide you with sample interview questions, answers and tips on how to score higher than the competition.

Plus lots more content, including:

  • Top Insider Tips & How to Become an ‘Indie’ Developer
  • Freelancing
  • Useful Terminology
  • Conclusion
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How to Become a Game Designer

  • Details on all the major roles within a game development studio.
  • What their job requirements are and how to get any Game Designer job.
  • Sample interview questions and answers.
  • How to write the perfect CV both conventional and creative.
  • How to build your own killer portfolio.
  • How to work as a freelancer.
  • And even advice on setting up your own independent studio.



This 150-page guide is a MUST HAVE guide which will help you prepare fully for your Game Designer job interview. Packed full of interview tips, sample questions and answers it is the perfect guide to use in conjunction with Joshua Brown’s guide. This guide will be delivered to you electronically by email within a few seconds of your order being placed.

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How To Become A Game Designer Download

✓Introduction to the industry;
✓ The Structure of the Games Industry;
✓ Researching and Understanding Your Role;
✓ Education and Educational Institutions;
✓ The importance of Networking;
✓ How to Create a CV that gets you noticed;
✓ How to Pass the Game Designer Interview.
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