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GAME STUDIO DIRECTOR: The Industry Has Exploded In The Last 2 Years

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Mohammad, a studio director at a game studio, is responsible for making sure that his producers and teams are on track and on schedule in the development of their games. He began as a junior developer at his company programming, but has moved up in the last seven years to a management position.

Degree: Computer Engineering
Job Title: Studio Director
Employer: Medrick Games

Job Summary: Game Developer

Job Description

Game developer is an umbrella title for different roles in a development team that works together to create games. A game developer can be a game programmer, game architect, game designer, game artist, etc. They use computers to structure, design, test and publish games for different platforms.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$60,000 - $145,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 40 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible, Irregular, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Creativity, Problem solving skills, Teamwork, Technical skills, Artistic, Detail oriented, Patience, Mathematical skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='11330'>make</span> <span m='11440'>games.</span> <span m='11910'>We're</span> <span m='12010'>doing</span> <span m='12160'>about</span> <span m='12470'>four at the</span> <span m='12900'>same</span> <span m='13170'>time,</span> <span m='14640'>and</span> <span m='15330'>my</span> <span m='15470'>specific</span> <span m='15770'>job</span> <span m='16040'>is</span> <span m='16260'>make</span> <span m='16320'>sure</span> <span m='16540'>everybody's</span> <span m='16780'>on</span> <span m='16890'>track,</span> <span m='17390'>on</span> <span m='17470'>schedule,</span> <span m='17890'>there are</span> <span m='18000'>no</span> <span m='18300'>issues,</span> <span m='18600'>or</span> <span m='18940'>resolving</span> <span m='19210'>any</span> <span m='19480'>problems</span> <span m='19970'>that</span> <span m='20330'>anybody</span> <span m='20480'>had.</span> </p><p><span m='21570'>I</span> <span m='21650'>started</span> <span m='21910'>as</span> <span m='22030'>a</span> <span m='22090'>computer</span> <span m='22390'>engineer.</span> <span m='23305'>I</span> <span m='23610'>studied</span> <span m='23670'>at</span> <span m='23730'>University.</span> <span m='24840'>I</span> <span m='24920'>really</span> <span m='25180'>like</span> <span m='25470'>playing</span> <span m='25690'>games.</span> <span m='27480'>I</span> <span m='27790'>just</span> <span m='27970'>happened</span> <span m='28320'>upon</span> <span m='28640'>this</span> <span m='28810'>company</span> <span m='29140'>in</span> <span m='29310'>my</span> <span m='29460'>city,</span> <span m='30040'>applied,</span> <span m='30940'>came</span> <span m='31270'>in as</span> <span m='31320'>a</span> <span m='31560'>junior</span> <span m='31915'>developer,</span> <span m='32270'>and</span> <span m='32750'>just stared</span> <span m='33070'>from</span> <span m='33230'>there.</span> <span m='33370'>So</span> <span m='33800'>I</span> <span m='33900'>started as a</span> <span m='33940'>programmer.</span> <span m='35020'>I've been there</span> <span m='35300'>seven</span> <span m='35540'>years</span> <span m='35840'>now,</span> <span m='36530'>and</span> <span m='36940'>my</span> <span m='37050'>career</span> <span m='37300'>path</span> <span m='38064'>kind</span> <span m='38528'>of</span> <span m='38992'>ended</span> <span m='39456'>in management,</span> <span m='39920'>and</span> <span m='40384'>Studio</span> <span m='40848'>Director</span> <span m='41312'>today.</span> </p><p><span m='41780'>I</span> <span m='41910'>did</span> <span m='42010'>not</span> <span m='42290'>know</span> <span m='42470'>how</span> <span m='42600'>big</span> <span m='42850'>it</span> <span m='42920'>was</span> <span m='43260'>going to</span> <span m='43370'>be.</span> <span m='43830'>So</span> <span m='44105'>the</span> <span m='44380'>industry</span> <span m='44720'>has</span> <span m='44860'>exploded</span> <span m='45560'>in</span> <span m='45660'>the</span> <span m='45750'>last</span> <span m='46040'>two</span> <span m='46200'>years.</span> <span m='46490'>it</span> <span m='46780'>was</span> <span m='46930'>a</span> <span m='46980'>very</span> <span m='47230'>good</span> <span m='47840'>career</span> <span m='48130'>to</span> <span m='48420'>be in.</span> <span m='49770'>I</span> <span m='50010'>definitely</span> <span m='50460'>didn't</span> <span m='50790'>think</span> <span m='51010'>when</span> <span m='51120'>I</span> <span m='51170'>started</span> <span m='51490'>at</span> <span m='51590'>university</span> <span m='51900'>that</span> <span m='52020'>I</span> <span m='52090'>would</span> <span m='52270'>actually</span> <span m='52560'>end</span> <span m='52710'>up</span> <span m='53330'>doing</span> <span m='53540'>gaming.</span> <span m='54140'>I thought</span> <span m='54280'>I</span> <span m='54370'>would</span> <span m='54490'>be</span> <span m='54790'>more</span> <span m='55090'>on the</span> <span m='55360'>engineering</span> <span m='55760'>side.</span> <span 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m='68980'>along</span> <span m='69360'>and</span> <span m='70700'>your</span> <span m='70920'>career will</span> <span m='71260'>find</span> <span m='71540'>you</span> <span m='71670'>more</span> <span m='71860'>than</span> <span m='72000'>you will find</span> <span m='72300'>your career.</span> </p>","file":{"id":380335,"video_id":"3396340690001","name":"2390-Mohammad-GamingStudioDirector","duration":73817,"thumbnail_url":null}});