Video Games Developer
Taking great leaps forward since its infancy, the games development and publishing industry in Malaysia has burgeoned into a multimillion ringgit industry. This is attributed to a stream of fresh talent, international partnerships and support from the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
Degree in game design/development, computer science, software engineering, creative multimedia, mathematics or physics, animation, design, sound engineering performing arts, fine arts, communications etc.
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 3ds Max, Maya, DirectX, C/C , Assembler, Logic Audio, Cool Edit Pro
Roles and Responsibilities
Your roles and responsibilities will overlap and vary greatly, according to your skill sets, experience and employer. Due to the niche nature of the local gaming industry, you will most likely take part in various stages of the production process – from the conceptualisation, scriptwriting and storyboarding to design, audio engineering and programming.
What It Takes
Top video games developers are highly creative and technically inclined, on top of being intensely passionate and knowledgeable about the gaming industry. Good communication, teamwork and problem solving skills are also a must, as are meticulousness, patience, flexibility, the ability to work under pressure, and a thirst for knowledge and self-improvement.
The learning curve is steep, requiring lots of on-the-job training. Thus while formal qualifications will give you a head start when entering the field, your experience, strong portfolio and desire to learn will be the keys to a long and sustainable career.
Most game developers work at game development companies and software development firms as well as in creative agencies.