What does a Game Designer do?

As a Game Designer you will create new sports games and use computer programming languages to write the required code. You will manage the software development teams/project team through the software development life cycle. Your demonstrated passion for video gaming will show through your exceptional creative and artistic skills during client pitch meetings and new product development meetings.

An ideal candidate will be passionate about video games and gaming and have a proven track record of success as a game designer. You will hold a bachelor's degree in computer engineering or game design and be a talented programmer. In this role you need to have a passion for sports and adventure as you will be tasked with developing sports and adventure games for a variety of gamers from E for Everyone to M for a Mature audience.

  • Create new game ideas
  • Outline plots and storylines
  • Develop dynamic characters
  • Create the rules of the game
  • Research rules of the sports involved to ensure accuracy in the game
  • Develop user interface concepts (menus and controls)
  • Manage a team with junior game designer or interns
  • Responsible for beta testing
  • Any programming language certification, required
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Project Management experience
  • Must be highly creative and storytelling ability
  • Passion for video games
  • Knowledge of gaming trends
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Previous experience developing sports game for a wide range of gamers
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Game Designer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£29,392 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £29K
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Game Designer Career Path

Learn how to become a Game Designer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Game Designer Insights

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Game Master
20 Jul 2021

“We changed our time schedules and daily rituals to ensure that everyone was safe and sanitized.”

Double ElevenDouble Eleven
Game Designer
16 Nov 2020

“It was formed on a 'no crunch' ethos so any overtime required is both optional and paid.”

Senior Game Designer
7 Oct 2020

“I had a fantastic manager that really cared about my professional growth and how I was doing as a person.”

The Sporting Emporium
Table Games Dealer
7 Jan 2022

“Bad management who doesn't care about the employees.No social life.No weekends no bank holidays.”

Content Design
8 Aug 2020

“Good and interesting people to work with”

Marco's PizzaMarco's Pizza
Game Designer
6 Nov 2020

“It was fun and the people are nice.”

A44 Games
Game Designer
4 Aug 2020

“During my time there i worked with some of the most incredibly talented and fun people.”

10 Apr 2021

“Great place to work at the pay is great”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a game designer

When working as a game designer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Dashboarding, Power BI, Scripting, Requirements Gathering and Written Communication.

The most similar professions to game designer are:
  • Concept Artist
  • Technical Artist
  • 3D Artist
  • Character Artist

The most common qualifications to become a game designer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.