Executive Games Producer

The Games Producer makes sure the game is completed on time, to budget and as smoothly as possible.

Games Producers are leaders that guide the production effort from beginning to end. You have an all-round understanding of how design, art and programming work, and what it takes to get things done. You juggle schedules and deadlines, manage people and budgets and make sure the studio bosses and publishers are kept up to date.

An Executive Game Producer is a senior role, managing all games in production. They take charge of employment, finances and lead a team of producers. To work towards this profession you must gather extensive experience as a Producer first. You must possess leadership qualities, be able to delegate and oversee multiple productions.

You’ll love this role if you’re into:
  • Being Organised
  • Coding
  • Drawing
  • Writing
  • Maths
  • Helping People
  • Designing things

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Some people working as Executive Games Producers have a degree in Game Design or Business.  Above all, you should be someone that enjoys being organised, working with others and leading 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 Executive Games Producer you must demonstrate a strong background in the games industry and several years of experience as a Games Producer. 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 & network; or start modding others games to gain experience.  

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