YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
Many 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, working with 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 a Games Producer you must demonstrate a strong background in the games industry. Roles such as Associate Producer and Project Manager can provide the needed experience for this career. Your portfolio should outline relevant work you're most proud of and include high-impact projects. For more ideas, see our top tips page on building your portfolio.
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.