The Games Producer makes sure the game is completed on time, to budget and as smoothly as possible.
As Games Producer you are a leader who guides 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.
Your decisions might not always be popular, but without you most games would never make it out of the studio.
- Being Organised
- Working in a Team
- Helping People
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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.
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, Music
- Start building a game portfolio here
- Find intermediate or advanced animation and art tools here
- See links to training or mentorships here
...it's rewarding to see the project come to life and growBruna Silva - Producer, Marmalade Game StudioRead the full story