The Associate Producer helps a project run to time and budget, clearing the way for the game developers to do their work.
With so many different roles and tasks to complete in developing a game, there are a lot of ways it can go off the rails. As Associate Games Producer you support the lead Games Producer to create a realistic plan for delivering the game.
You’ll have a good grasp of the industry and all the disciplines that go into making a game. You draw on this and your organisational and people skills to solve problems and keep the project on track.
Games Assistant, Production Assistant, Production Coordinator, Development Coordinator
- Being Organised
- Helping People
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YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
Many Associate Producers have a degree, which provides professional development and a recognised qualification to employers. However, there are many available pathways and all people working in games claim a unique career journey. Above all, you will need to demonstrate passion and skills in your chosen field. For this job role, you should be someone who enjoys being organised, helping others and managing projects.
As a professional, you ensure the game development process stays on track, making sure the design teams are working collaboratively and efficiently. You understand the fundamental process of game development as well as game design programs (engines) like Unity and Unreal. We recommend using our tool picker to help you choose the right ones for your current level and purpose.
Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your portfolio (a collection of your best work) stands out to employers and course leaders.
As an Associate Producer, you must demonstrate a passion and understanding for games. Your portfolio should outline relevant work you're most proud of and include high-impact projects. For more general ideas on developing your portfolio, see our top tips page.
Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills and network; or start modding others games to gain experience.
Where are you in your games journey?
Try and build your first game here
- A-Level or Level 3 options: BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art and Design, BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Digital Media Production, BTEC Diploma in Graphics, Business Studies, Computer Science, Art and Design
- Start building a game portfolio here
- Find intermediate or advanced animation and art tools here
- See links to training or mentorships here
I really enjoy managing a team; being the person that developers reach out to help find solutionsEmily Sheraton - Associate Producer, Cloud Imperium GamesRead the full story