Game on! The beginner’s guide to game development

Have you always been fascinated by video games? Ever wondered what it would be like to create your own games? If yes, then game development might just be the career for you!

The game development industry is one of the fastest-growing industries, and the demand for skilled game developers is increasing day by day. However, getting started in this field can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to it. But fear not, I’ve got you covered!

Game Development is pretty much the process of creating a game. It entails the design, development, and release of a game. Little secret, almost every software developer wanted to be a game developer at some point, lol! If you choose to pursue a career in game development, here are some programming languages to have under your sleeve: C++, C#, Java, Python or Lua. You could also check out Game engines. They are software frameworks that provide developers with the tools and resources needed to create video games. They basically make game development easier. Unity, Unreal Engine, CryEngine, Godot, and GameMaker Studio are some game engines to check out. 

As a game developer, there are many different roles you can pursue within the game development industry. Here are some of the most common roles: Game Developer, Game Designer, Game Artist/Animator, Sound Designer/Audio Engineer, Game Tester etc.