Video Game Production

The video game industry is projected to be worth more than $150 billion worldwide, and is expected to continue to grow. 

There are multiple pathways in to the video game industry. Opportunities include software development and coding, audio engineering and animating, hardware design, scriptwriting and more. This is a growing and constantly-evolving industry.

You can learn more about this field in the Firsthand Guide to Computer and Video Game Design Jobs

Gaining experience

Consider writing about video games, starting a gaming blog, or working as a game tester through an internship.

Hiring process and timeline

Seeking out alumni who work in an area of interest to you is a great way to learn about their career journey and get their advice. Conducting industry research to determine your target organizations and then reviewing postings on their websites is the best way to find opportunities for internships or full-time work.

Examples of job titles and roles
  • Game developer/designer
  • Game writer
  • Software developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Journalist/blogger
  • Game tester
Professional organizations and associations

Professional organizations and associations are membership-based groups comprised of people working in a similar field. They can be helpful resources for students to learn more about a field, develop connections and discover related opportunities. You can search for related organizations and associations using a database provided by the Princeton University Library.

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