How To Start Gaming As A Career

4 years ago

When we talk about gaming the first thing that comes in our mind is what is gaming? So, the simple answer is gaming is an activity that involves interaction with a user interface or input device, such as a joystick, controller, keyboard, or motion sensing devices, to generate visual feedback on a two- or three-dimensional video display device such as a TV set, monitor or virtual reality headset.


1.Improves Coordination

 Playing games is well known for improving coordination. The activities and actions we perform as well as on the screen provide a lot of mental stimulation. For one to play, he or she will need to coordinate their visual, audible and physical movement.

2.Improves Problem-Solving Skills

Gaming contains some rules and when any problem occur in gaming one should use their brain to tackle that problem and this will helps to improve the problem solving skills of a gamer.

3.Enhance Memory

Playing video games require audio as well as video memory. When we play games we see certain amount of tasks and instructions which we have to remember throughout the game so this will help to enhance our memory

4.Improves The Brain's Speed

While gaming brain receive multiple sets of commands. According to research, People who play video games frequently can process these faster than others.


1.Lack Of Other Hobbies And Poor Academic Performance

While the video game is also a hobby, over spending time on them will deprive the person of learning new things and playing outdoor games. An addict will always think of gaming, sacrificing other things that are sometimes more important than gaming, like studying, sports, socializing, etc.

2.Lazy Nature, Which Will Also Lead To Weight Gain

Too much screen time translates into laziness and may cause weight gain. Addict gamers tend to forget to drink water, eat food on time, and laying in one place for hours staring at a screen. 

Gaming Career in India

1.Game Designer

They are basically architect of the games and the tasks they perform is planning and defining all the key elements of the game. They set rules, environment, story flow, levels, characters, vehicles, weapons, etc. Game designers visualize the game concept over which the overall game is then made with the help of programmers, animators, producers and audio engineers.

2.Narrative Designer

A Narrative designer is also known as script writer who writes the whole story of the game. They work very closely with game designers. How the villain became the villain, why they need to be defeated and what the player will gain after defeating the villain. This all is depend upon the Narrative designer. Narrative writer also write dialogue for players.

3.Game Animator/Visual Artist

Visual Artists and Animators they provide physical structure to the characters, objects, environment and sceneries in the game. They provide details to the every part like skin textures of each characters, the watery gloss on the road at the time of rain, or define the shadows. Defining the manner in which a character jumps, crouches, sits, stands and moves these are the things on a visual artist works.

4.Sound Designer/ Audio Engineer

A sound designer or Audio Engineer is the person who is responsible for all type of noise we hear in the games. They add realism to the game world with the help of sound tracks and sound effects such as gun shots or a car’s noise, ambient sounds like traffic, crowd noise, birds chirping, etc.

5.Game Developer/ Programmer

Programmer is the person who makes the running of a game possible. Programmer does code on the input given by Game designer, Narrative designer, Visual engineering, Sound designer etc. Developer takes all the information and convert them in the coding language and develops a game.

6.Game Tester

The main work of game tester is Game Testing which involves playing the same level over and over again until it is assured that the absence of any bugs or glitches. The work contain playing games for long hours and making sure the gaming experience of players does not spoil due to any bugs or error. They play game to test the game in a systematic way, analyzing the game’s performance, identifying bugs and suggesting changes to be made to the programmers to enhance the quality and playability of the game before it goes public.

Gaming Career and Salary in India

In India joining salaries are around Rs 4 lakh (Rs 400,000) per annum for programmers and designers and Rs 3 lakh (Rs 300,000) for graphic artists and game developers. For a producer, salaries start from Rs 5 lakh (Rs 500,000) per annum. These increases depending on performance, Level and Company, you are working with.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pro gamer is the one who is a full competitive player and gets payed to play games. So, yes, it is almost like a career.

Artemisia college of arts and design, Asian institute of Gaming and Animation, Bangalore IIFA Multimedia Academy of animation and gaming, Noida are some good gaming colleges.