Games Publisher

Games Publishers provide the money to develop a game, and often the means to test, distribute and promote it.

Creating most games requires a huge amount of time and resources. As Games Publisher you agree a plan for the game - what it’s going to be, how much it will cost, how long it will take - and fund the studio to make it.

You will know the realities of what it takes to develop a successful game, maybe through working on the production side. And you will understand how to get a game in front of potential players, through distribution to particular platforms, marketing and PR.

You’ll love this role if you’re into:
  • Being Organised
  • Telling Stories
  • Performing
  • Social Media

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Some people working as Games Publisher have a degree in Game Design, Marketing or Business. Above all, you should have experience working in the sector and be someone that loves to be in control, making tough decisions and being super organised. 

As a professional, you’ll be facilitating the creation of games, financing game studios to launch new releases. The relationship between game studio and publisher is always unique but your main role is to provide funding and business guidance around production, marketing, copywriting and licensing.

Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need an impressive resume with several years in the field if Games Publisher is your dream vocation. Gaining experience as a Game Producer will help you get your foot on the ladder and provide valuable insights on the development process. For more general ideas on developing your CV, 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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