Career In Gaming

Mostly peoples take gaming as a hobby, but it is more than that….. You can also make your career in gaming & earns a lot through this industry.

From recent years, there is tremendous growth has been seen in the India’s video gaming industry, thereby now it has turned into a serious profession.

What is Gaming?

Gaming is an activity to play electronic games using gaming consoles, computers, tablets, mobile phones or any other medium. A person who is into gaming is often termed as a “gamer or hardcore gamer”.

Gaming is a highly competitive sector where professionals are needed who have a good balance of creativity, fun and technology. The most important skills required in this field are creativity and passion.

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    You can also pursue Career in Gaming after completing your B.Tech in computer science engineering as a Game developer.  Candidates who are good in programming languages they also have good opportunities in the gaming industry.

    Well, if you have ever wanted to get indulged into the making of game, then you may look at the game designer as a good career option.

    career in gaming

    With the growing of science and technology, the sector ‘Gaming’ is also being grow with the latest techniques of games. Researcher and Gaming Developer are facing to the new era of digital games with a tinge of brain boosting pattern.

    Types of Gaming:

    Gaming is a vast field, it consists of various types which are listed below:

    • Personal Computer Game
    • Handheld Game
    • Online Game
    • Arcade Game
    • Console Game
    • Mobile Game
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    Courses & Eligibility

    Let’s talk about the courses in this field.

    In India, there are many top game design institutions and colleges offers several game design courses from certificate level to masters level. Some most popular courses are listed below:

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    Certificate & Diploma Courses:

    • Certificate in Gaming
    • Certificate course in Game Art & Design
    • Diploma in Production Gaming
    • Diploma in Game Design and Integration
    • Diploma in Animation, Gaming and Special Effect
    • Diploma in Game Design (DGD)
    • Diploma in Game Development
    • Diploma in Game Programming
    • Advanced Diploma in Game Art & 3D Game Content Creation
    • Advance Diploma in Game Programming
    • Advance Diploma in Game Design and Development Application

    Bachelor Courses:

    • B.Sc. in Gaming
    • Bachelors in Media Animation & Design (BMAD)
    • B.Sc. Animation & Gaming
    • Bachelor of Science in Animation Game Design and Development
    • Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) – Computer Science and Game Development
    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Animation & Computer Graphics
    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Digital Filmmaking & Animation
    • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Graphics, Animation & Gaming

    Master Courses:

    • Integrated M.Sc. in Multimedia & Animation with Game Art & Design
    • M.Sc. in Gaming
    • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Game Design and Development
    • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Multimedia and Animation

    Educational Requirements

    For admissions in diploma courses, you must have cleared 10+2 or equivalent exam with any stream from any recognized board. Some colleges prefer minimum 60% marks criteria for providing admissions in diploma courses. If you are seeking for admission in certificate courses, you should have passed 10th standard from any recognized board.

    Students who have successfully completed higher secondary/ 12th class from any recognized board are eligible to apply for undergraduate courses. For admission in postgraduate courses, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in the related discipline or branch.


    For admission in game design or gaming courses, firstly you have to meet the eligibility criteria prescribed by the institution or college where you are seeking for admission. Some colleges offer admission to students on the basis of merit list of qualifying exam.

    Various colleges give admission on the basis of entrance examination followed by group discussion and personal interviews.

    Some best colleges to pursue courses in this field are:

    • Bharti Vidyapeeth University, Pune
    • Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematic (MAAC), Mumbai
    • Arena Animations, New Delhi
    • Zee Institute of Creative Arts, Bangalore
    • iPixio Animation College, Bangalore
    • Animaster Academy – College for excellence in Animation, Bangalore
    • Academy of Animation and Gaming, Noida

    Career & Jobs

    “It is a fun career with lots of job opportunities”.

    There are many job opportunities are available in India as well as abroad. India offers game development and animation services at highly competitive rates as compared to other outsourcing areas.

    You can opt for your career in various genres of gaming such as video gaming, console gaming, wireless gaming, PC gaming and multiplayer gaming.

    The growth of Indian games industry has provided several job opportunities to the skilled professionals. There are many top game designing companies in India, which recruits professionals for game designing.

    Benefits of Gaming Courses:

    These courses can be beneficial for those who are seeking a career in the field of gaming like:

    • You can also work as a video game designer, board game designer, independent game developer and many others.
    • Gaming courses make you more marketable to employers as they need candidates with a good knowledge of current gaming technologies.

    Job Profiles:

    • Game Designer
    • Character Animator
    • Art Designer
    • Freelance Game Developer
    • Script Writer
    • Game Tester
    • Game Modeller
    • Level Designer
    • Game Quality Assurance Tester
    • Interactive Media Designer
    • Gameplay Programmer
    • Art Designer
    • Level Scripter

    Some reputed recruiters are:

    • Electronic Arts (EA)
    • Digital Chocolate
    • Zynga
    • Games2Win
    • Hastag
    • iEnergizer
    • Ozura


    “This field rewards young and creative professionals with a high salary packages”.

    In India, the average salary of a video game designer is around Rs.4.5 lacs per annum depending upon the working organization and skills.

    A video game designer in the USA, can get an average salary of $58 k per annum. With good skills in game development you can easily get a high paying job.

    Books & Study Materials

    Here we have listed some best books which will help you throughout your studies:

    Artificial Intelligence for Games by Ian Millington and John Funge

    The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses by Jesse Schell

    Level Up!: The Guide To Great Video Game Design by Scot Rogers

    Game Engine Architecture by Jason Gregory

    Game Theory: An Introduction by Steve Tadelis

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    1. Kalpak Masaram says:

      sir i hve query regarding my future i want to go to game designing but i hve no idea what to do should i choose diploma or certificate which of this will help me better to get job fastly plz sir plz hve a proper response sir still i cant decided what should i will b able to do in future

      • Hanif Khan says:

        Diploma is good than certificate but go for the graduate degree. It will be more good. For that you must have a computer science degree and then go with PG in software and game development.

    2. Govind purty says:

      do this gaming course can be done by an ARTS student . if yes .. what type of gaming course would be suitable

    3. TEJAS says:

      Which digress are highest in this field

    4. Areef Hashmi says:

      I have small doubt that is I have completed my btech cse, I Am interested in doing gaming. How can I do? And what course should I take?

    5. DEVJIT PAUL says:

      What is the future in completion of game design and development

    6. Pavan says:

      How secured this job is?
      What’s the future of this job?

    7. aman saxena says:

      I am very fond of games and I really want to make carrier in that field it’s a good scope with interesting path thanks

    8. Parth Pardikar says:

      I am interested in gaming

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