It would be great if there were a manpower agency in the Philippines that could match hopeful professional gamers to their dream teams, but sadly that doesn’t really happen. However, there are some careers out there that might be perfect for video game enthusiasts and maybe they’ll find it much like playing a video game! Here are some careers gamers should consider taking.
You artists don’t let anyone say that you won’t get anything out of being an artist! If you’ve played video games, one of the many things you’ll unlock is the amazing collection of concept art, and no game would be possible without all of the artists spending days coming up with concept artwork. Even though it’s not the same as being an animator or a programmer for a game, you’ll still be able to produce a lot of amazing artwork. Maybe even go as far as having your own gallery! Or if you’re into animation, maybe you can get a job at an animation studio, whether it’s digital, 3D, or maybe even traditional! Your hundreds of hours on Source Filmmaker won’t go to waste!
Okay so maybe you won’t be able to get into a dev studio and actually write a video game script, but without writers, your favorite games wouldn’t have the amazing storytelling they have. Without writers, there wouldn’t be awards for great story-driven games. If you don’t like writing the stories, how about manuals? A lot of writers get into technical things too, and maybe you’ll be great at writing down all of those complicated stuff.
Programmer or app developer
Again, doesn’t have to be a dev studio, but you can quench your thirst for programming somewhere else. It can be for business information systems, applications, or if you’re lucky, you’d end up at a company that actually makes games, like those that make web games from Flash and whatnot. Or you can develop applications. With the rise of smartphones, there’s an app for everything. Maybe you can think up and produce the next big thing! Apple and Android are big platforms which means that it’s one of the most profitable markets out there.
What’s better than playing the game while it’s still in development? It’s not as fun as it sounds, but hey, you’d be playing games all day. This doesn’t actually mean you’ll be having fun, because you’d have to inch your way through the entire game while listing down any bugs and problems that developers have to take care of when you submit them your list for the day. You’re actually helping perfect the game and make it a better experience for the others who will finally be able to get the game when it’s released. Inching your way through it means doing anything and everything that can be done numerous times, even if you have to make the character jump twenty times every foot just to make sure that there isn’t a bug left.
Those are just some of the careers gamers can choose to take. We all have to start somewhere, right?