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Jobs in Video Gaming: Its a living.

I’m not a numbers guy. Sometimes stats and data fade into “worthless” information for me. It may be nice to know, especially if your job is dependent on it, but I don’t really care about the numbers.

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                             “SHOW ME THE MONEY”

You are probably asking, “Well, johnny, then why are starting this post with a bunch of stats?” That is a fair question. 

Let me try to explain. We are talking about $118.6 billion dollars. Let’s be clear here, we are talking about “-illion” with a B, not with an M. This is a major difference.

In 2016, video game players around the world spent about $99.6 billion. This is an 8.5 percent increase from 2015’s $91.8 billion in revenue.

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          “MOVIE MAGIC”

It is predicted, the video game industry will generate $106.5 billion in 2017, $112.5 billion in 2018, and $118.6 billion in 2019.

I want to show how much revenue can be generated by a video game compared to a blockbuster movie.

There are 18 movies which grossed $1 billion or more. The movie Avatar did it the fastest. It reached a billion dollars in ticket sales in 17 days.

When Grand Theft Auto V was released in September of 2013, it reached $1 billion in sales in three days. It eventually sold over 80 million copies since it was first launched. This is amazing. Like Jerry Maguire says, “Show me the money”. Grand Theft Auto V definitely shows the money and then some. To be honest, this game is pretty rough. Remember, you are basically playing a gangster.

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                   “AVATAR, YOU CAN’T TOUCH THIS”

The U.S. video gaming industry has 2,457 companies that directly and indirectly support over 220,000 jobs, These jobs generated $30.4 billion in revenue for the year 2015, based on a report by Entertainment Software Association.

The video game industry grew its employment in 2015 at a rate of 2.9 percent. This more than double the rate in the U.S. job market. People can earn an average of $97,000 per year. This nearly doubles the average U.S. household income. Now, a lot if this kind of income will depend on what area of employment one chooses in the gaming industry.

We are not talking about “Chump Change”.

I have added these stats and data to reveal and (hopefully) reassess our views and preconceived notions toward the video gaming industry. There is a lot of money to be made if one decides to pursue a career in the video game industry.

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                             “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE”

So listen up my dear friends, families, and fellow gamers. Let’s explore the possibilities and opportunities that await our kids, our grandkids, or maybe ourselves.

I hope this helps. I have another post about creating video games. Please check it out, very interesting. https://gamingwithgrandpa.com/how-video-games-are-created-it-must-be-magic

Jobs in the Creating phases of the Video Game Industry.

Game Designer:

How to become a Video game Designer:

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                                   “DARE TO LEARN”

Video game designers use high-end computer software to create interactive games. These individuals work with a team to complete projects. They will often specialize in one area of the game, such as character creation or storylines. They first create their vision with a hand-done mock-up or blueprint. They create all kinds of visual effects and animations, including 3-D models.

Schools offering Game Production degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

  • Degree Required: An associate or bachelor’s degree is a must.
  • Education Required: Knowledge in computer science, game design, and animation.
  • Key Responsibilities: Duties will include creating storylines, design characters,  and making sure the game flows well by editing.
  • Job Growth (2014-2024)*: 6%.
  • Median Salary (2015)*: $63,970.

Software Developers and Computer Programmers:

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          “WHO YOU GOING TO CALL, CODE BUSTER”

How to Become a Video Game Programmer:

Video game programmers write lines of code which computers interpret to present an interactive visual world for players to explore. Programmers work under strict deadlines. They write codes, tests theories and eliminate bugs which keep the game program running smoothly. Employers prefer programmers with extensive knowledge of programming languages, like Java, C+, C++, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Schools offering Game Production degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

  • Degree Required: Bachelor’s degree is often preferred.
  • Education Field of Study: Working knowledge in computer science and game design.
  • Key Skills: Needs to understand specific programming languages.
  • Job Growth (2016-2026): -7% (This includes all computer programmers)*.
  • Median Salary (2019): $64,039*.

Animators and Other Artists:

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                  “I WILL DRAW IT, THEN I WILL PLAY IT”

How to Become a Video Game Animator:

The characters and settings in a video game are created by video game animators. They meet with the game designers and programmers and discuss the needs of the game and the desired look. Video game animators then work on storyboards with proposals for the settings and characters that will be used in the game. They use their artistic skills to draw by hand and also use computer design software to generate the images that will be incorporated into the game.

Schools offering Animation degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

  • Degree Required: An associate degree or a  bachelor’s degree is needed.
  • Key Responsibilities: This includes drawing storyboards and developing animated characters and settings for video games.
  • Job Growth (2014-2024): 6%. 
  • Median Salary (2015): $63,970*.

Audio Engineers:

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           “THE SOUNDS OF GAMEPLAY”

How to Become a Video Game Audio Engineer:

Audio engineers use computers and electrical equipment to create soundtracks for video games. They are responsible for everything you hear when playing a game. They give voice to characters, create sound effects, and record background music.

Schools offering Audio degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

  • Degree Required: An associate or a bachelor is a must.
  • Education Field of Study: Must have knowledge of audio production, audio engineering, and sound engineering.
  • Key Responsibilities: The engineer operates recording equipment by mixing and remastering audio files. They also set up equipment for live recording sessions.
  • Job Growth (2014-2024)*: 7%.
  • Median Salary (2015)*: $41,780.

Writers:

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      “WRITE WHAT THE HEART SPEAKS”

How to Become a Video Game Writer:

Writers fill multiple roles within the video game industry. Scriptwriters create the stories upon which games are based and write dialogue for the characters. Technical writers create accompanying documentation and instructions.

Schools offering English Reading & Writing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

  • Required: A bachelor’s degree is needed for a technical writer. Ability as a writer/author is suggested.
  • Education Field of Study: These areas of study are English, technical writing, journalism, editing, online technology for a technical writer.    Writing, English, journalism, editing, word processing, online technology will be needed for a writer/author.
  • Key Responsibilities: Writers gather, fact-check and write technical information for specific readers. They also research and interview subjects then they create and write original content which includes fact-checking and editing content where needed.
  • Job Growth (2014-2024): 10%* (Technical writer)/ 2% ( -5% for editors)* (Writer/Author).
  • Mean Annual Salary (2015): $73,350* (Technical writer)/ ($69.910 for editors or writers/authors).

Interpreters and Translators:

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           “BREAK ALL BARRIERS

How to Become a Video Game Interpreter or Translator:

Interpreters convert character’s dialogue into other languages. Translators change instructions and other documentation from their original languages to other languages. Their work allows companies to market games to an international market.

Many schools offer undergraduate degree programs in translation and interpretation. Many programs are available at the graduate level.

Interpreters and translators can also earn a certification from the National Association for Interpretation or the American Translators Association Voluntary certification.

  • Degree Required: Either a bachelor’s degree or certification is needed.
  • Key Responsibilities: Convert dialogue/ change documents.
  • Job Growth (2012-2022): 46%*.
  • Median Salary (2013): $47,920*.

Video Game Testers:

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                    “I GET PAID FOR THIS, AWESOME”

How to Become a Video Game Tester:

Game testers provide quality assurance (QA) for video game companies. They make sure games function correctly, and that instructions and documentation are clear. They identify any problems or bugs and report their findings to designers and developers.

Video game testers test-drive key features of a video game, like characters, graphics, and usability. They want to make sure a game works properly before hitting store shelves.

Schools offering Game Production degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

  • Degree Required: Only a high school diploma is needed in most testing jobs.
  • Education Required: Some employers require certificates in computer science, such as information technology or related areas.
  • Key Responsibilities: Test video games for bugs and report findings on the game’s performance.
  • Job Growth (2014-2024): 7% (for all occupations related to software development)*.
  • Median Salary (2013): $38,418**.

Technical Support Specialists:

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                      “YOU ARE NOT ALONE”

How to Become a Video Game Technical Support Specialist:

Technical support specialists are the link between video game companies and the public. They staff call centers where they help customers who have problems operating the games and related equipment issues as well. Support specialists answer questions via phone, online chat, and email.

Schools offering Information Technology degrees can also be found in these popular choices,

  • Degree Required: An associate degree is a bare minimum and a bachelor’s degree is highly recommended.
  • Education Field of Study: Areas of school needed are computer science, information systems, information technology, computer engineering.
  • Key Responsibilities: IT specialist diagnoses hardware or software issues, assisting users with computer operations, repairing equipment, and train new users.
  • Job Growth (2014-2024): 12%*.
  • Median Salary (2015): $48,620* (for computer user support specialists); $62,250* (for computer network support specialists).

Business Jobs in the Video Game Industry.

Producers:

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                    “GOOD PRODUCTION, GOOD GAME”

How to Become a Video Game Producer:

Video game producers are involved in the business and financial dealings in video game products. They get the games ready to be marketed to consumers. Producers oversee all personnel and keep the production of games within time and budget constraints.

Schools offering Digital Cinematography degrees can also be found in these popular choices. This includes music and video producers.

  • Training: Working experience in a related field is highly recommended.
  • Key Skills: Talents needed may include creativity, leadership, clear communication, and management skills.
  • Work Environment: Producers may come from the video industries, performing arts companies,  or they may be self-employed.
  • Similar Occupations: Other skill people included actors, art directors, announcers, film and video editors, camera operators, multimedia artists, animators, write or authors.

Marketing Managers:

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                   “WORKING TOGETHER”

How to Become a Video Game Marketing Manager:

Marketing managers coordinate the video game publisher’s’ marketing activities. They come up with a strategy for selling the game products to consumers. Marketing managers decide where to sell the games and how they will promote them.

Marketing management is what guides a firm’s marketing plan. They use market knowledge. This information is obtained through research and surveys. In short, marketing management is part of the business that makes and develops the company’s marketing strategy.

Schools offering Marketing Management degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

  • Average Salary (2014): $137,400.
  • Job Outlook (2014-2024): 9%.
  • On-the-Job training: None.
  • Similar Occupations: Other related jobs include market research analysts, advertising sales agents, art directors, and public relations managers.

Market Research Analysts:

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                  “IT’S ABOUT PEOPLE, NOT NUMBERS”

How to Become a Video Game Market Research Analysts:

Market research analysts create surveys used to determine prospective customer’s buying choices. Analysts use the data they gather to help video game publishers decide what products and services to sell, how much to charge for them, and where and how to sell them.

Schools offering Marketing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

  • Education Required: A bachelor’s degree is required. A graduate degree highly recommended.
  • Education Field of Study: Courses in Marketing, market analysis, business, and social sciences will be part of one’s training.
  • Job Responsibilities: Analysts develop public opinion surveys and interpret results using qualitative analysis. Their findings help guide employer on decisions involving pricing, demand and product development.
  • Job Outlook (2014-2024): 19%*.
  • Average Salary (2015): $70,030*.

Sales Representatives:

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         “WARRIOR OF THE WEEK, TRAVIS DANIELS”

How to Become a Video Game Customer Sales Representative:

Sales representatives sell video games to wholesalers, retailers, and customers on behalf of publishers or stores. They need knowledge about the products, the video game industry, and potential customers.

Side note: I have to mention Travis Daniels. Let me share a brief bio.

Travis Daniels is an inventory control associate, organizes video game consoles in the electronics department at The Exchange on Grand Forks, Air Force Base N.D.
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                       “THEIR SMILES SAY IT ALL”
Daniels was named the base’s Warrior of the Week for the third week of February 2014.
The Army Air Force Exchange Service is an official organization under the Department of  Defense and some of its employees deploy overseas in order to serve military customers even in combat zones such as Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Luis Loza Gutierrez).

Travis, we love you brother. God bless you. I hope you don’t mind I added your image to my website. It seemed fitting. “Game on, Brother”.

Schools offering Sales & Marketing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

  • Work Environment: Jobs may include working at a call center, an office setting or a retail store.
  • Key Skills: Requirements or talents needed are good interpersonal communication, out-going, problem-solving,  and confidence.
  • On-The-Job Training: Up to 1 year of experience is helpful. A lot of it will depend on the employer.
  • Similar Occupations: Other related jobs are advertising sales agents, purchasing managers, or real estate brokers.

Resources

I hope and pray this post has been helpful.

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    “THE GREATEST GIFT, OUR KIDS, OUR FUTURE”

We in America love to push our kids into what we think what is best for them. Parents and grandparents, most of the time, you are right on the mark. Older adults have the advantage of experience. Our youth does not understand this.

But we as parents or grandparents don’t always understand our kids and our grandkids either.

We are so quick to shove our kids into sports or other extra school activities if they show a talent for that activity.

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              “DREAM THE UNIMAGINABLE”

We have all heard the same story over and over, especially with dads. I was a star athlete, therefore, my son or daughter should be one as well.

If your kids or grandkids love to play video games, then ask them, this question “What if you could make a living playing, designing, or programming future video games, “As a parent, would you let your child chase that dream?”. Moms and dads, you never know your kid may produce the next video game mega-hit. 

Playing video games does not have to be a problem for families. Gaming may be a solution to our kids achieving their dreams.

It is so simple, we as parents/grandparents need to care as much about what our kids care about as much as we want them to care about what we care about. I hope what I just said made sense. I had to read it twice myself. Is this really so hard to understand?

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       “ASK, SEEK, AND KNOCK”

I hope this post has been helpful. So the next time your daughter or son won’t put the controller down, talk to them about the amazing jobs in video gaming.

It’s not just about playing a video game, it’s about making a good living doing something our kids or young adults love doing.

Parent and grandparents let us encourage our kids, not discourage them.

“Let’s Game” and “Let’s Work”

Please leave any comments or thoughts below or email me at johnny@gamingwithgrandpa.com.

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                    “TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM”

johnny, the Grey Wolf, Watcher of the Woods.

Never stop dreaming and believing. The faith of a mustard seed can move mountains.

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 thoughts on “Jobs in Video Gaming: Its a living.

  1. Hey Johnny,

    I’ve really enjoyed reading this article as you’ve provided us with lots of valuable information on “Jobs in Video Gaming.” I didn’t realize until today that people are actually spending that much amount of money to buy video games. This is crazy!!! Which degree will pay you high? Is it Associates or Bachelors? I’ll definitely share this article with my friends as they are quite interested in video games.

    Thanks a lot for taking your precious time in writing this detailed blog post. Keep up the good work Johnny!

    • Hi AV2001, 

      Thanks for taking the time to reply. 

      I assume the Bachelors degree would pay more since it takes longer to achieve. 

      Yea, there is  a lot of money in the gaming industry. Big business therefore Big money. 

      I hope your friends enjoy the post. 

      Stop by anytime. I appreciate your comments. If you have any questions, let me know. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

  2. This is a very interesting concept and you have explained how it works extremely well,
    I never knew i can earn with video gaming. This is indeed an eye opener for me and with this article of yours, I am pretty convinced this is another sure way to make a living. Thanks for sharing this live transformation article

    • Hi Tracy, 

      Thank you for your comments. It was an eye-opener for me as well. I didn’t realize all the jobs that were related to the video game industry. People can make a decent living from this. 

      I wanted this post to be informative for kids and parents about all the possibilities available. 

      Some of the video games today are works of art. It is amazing about the number of people involved to create a finished product. It is truly magical. 

      I really appreciate your thoughts. Stop by anytime. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

  3. Well! Being a video game expert has been my kid’s dream ever since he was just 6years old. He loves video games and conducts researches on how to make video games by himself. I always knock it off him. I see him as being lazy but I never knew its such a lucrative business world. This post has opened my eyes to see the opportunities in his selected line of passion. 

    thank you for sharing this post. I will allow him to proceed to make a living doing this. 

    • Hi darrick, 

      Thank you so much for your reply. Your reaction to this post was the exact reaction I hoped for. The fact that your son does research on this is amazing. It takes time and effort to do good research. Your son doesn’t sound lazy at all. 

      If this is his passion, then it is definitely worth pursuing. We tell our kids to follow their dreams. Sometimes their dreams are not what we as parents dream for them. 

      I am sixty-two years old. I never thought I would be creating a website about video gaming. But here we are. I love it. I hope he doesn’t wait as long as I did to find and follow his passion. 

      I am sure your son will appreciate your change of heart about this matter. 

      Maybe one day I will get to play a video game that your son helps create. Please tell him I said hi and I wish him all the success in the world. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

  4. Wow! So many ways to make money in the video game industry. I knew of a few but this article is light years ahead of my knowledge. I really want to ditch blowing right now. By the way, I like how fun your posts are to read.

    would you mind making the images a bit clearer? It would help a lot and I found it a little bit difficult to see your writing due to the black background 

    • Hi Michael, 

      Thanks for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed reading the posts. 

      About the black background. I originally had a white background. A lot of people thought it looked too bland and boring which I agreed with. I hesitated for a long time about changing the theme. Then one day I started experimenting with different themes. I spent hours on a Saturday doing this. I looked at hundreds of different themes. 

      I almost gave up, then I found the theme I am currently using now. After I changed the theme, I started adding color and contrasting images. It made the pages pop out from the screen. My wife loved it. 

      I am sorry if it seems a little hard to read. I might suggest increasing the size of the font to make it easier to read for you. I will try and make the images clearer. 

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave some comments. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

  5. I’m happy to read this lovely post about video gaming. I would say it’s very interesting playing games with kids, these could help children learn fast and think fast.  I also love the way you highlighted your points. I have been following your blog posts for a long time because your posts are always educative and informative. I must tell you this is not an exception.

    Thanks for the awesome review. Best regards 

    • Hi Whitedove, 

      Your kinds words are so encouraging. I sometimes wonder if my posts are any good. I am bad about doubting myself. I put a lot of time and effort into my research and writing. I don’t want to get too technical but I do want to offer informative and helpful thoughts. As you can see my writing is pretty straightforward and simple. 

      When I can understand a subject, it makes it easier for me to explain it. 

      I am glad you notice the highlighting in the post. I feel it makes it easier to read and holds your attention better. I know it does for me. Most people just skim through posts they read online. It is hard for me to read endless lines of words without a break. I need something to capture my focus. 

      Kids are so tech-savvy these days. Some young players today, will finish a game in one weekend. It takes me months to finally complete a game. I definitely get my money’s worth. 

      Thank you very much for your thoughts. I wish you well. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

       

  6. I had no idea there were so many opportunities for earning money in gaming, and the requirements to get a good job in gaming, or what amounts can be earned if you can be lucky enough to get one of these jobs. Thank you for sharing, this is a really useful article to have read to give some direction.

    • Hi Josie, 

      I appreciate your comments. Video gaming is not just a game anymore. The gaming industry has created 1000s of jobs worldwide. The opportunities are endless. The range of jobs is amazing, it includes writers, artists, tech geeks, and many other careers as well. 

      And the money ain’t bad either. 

      I am glad you found the post useful in getting some direction. 

      Thanks for taking the time to reply. I wish all the best. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

  7. It’s really strange that I should come across your article today, as I am a qualified audio engineer and composer (Leeds College of Music) and my very first pro ‘gig’ was with a company linked to Bethesda (Fallout, Oblivion etc). 

    People tend to forget that music/audio in games plays a HUGE part in their overall experience. It’s great to see that you’ve covered it here because most people fail to acknowledge it! 

    I do have to point out that audio engineering is a specialised job, so a proper education is needed to get anywhere near the ‘good’ jobs (YouTube tutorials won’t cut it!). 

    Great read! 

    • Hi Chris, 

      Thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave your comments. 

      This is pretty cool about your first pro ‘gig’ with Bethesda. I bet that was interesting. Do you work as an audio engineer currently? If so, what kind of work are you doing? 

      I agree about how important music/audio is in video games. It enhances the whole gaming experience with our sense of hearing. It does the same thing in the movies we watch. 

      You are so right, YouTube videos ain’t going to cut it. What kind of education did you do to become an audio engineer? 

      I really appreciate you reading this post. I hope to hear from you again. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

  8. Had I come across this post much earlier, I would have made tons of money from video game storyline writing. When I was much younger, I developed an addiction for video game. I played video games to the extent that I became a critic in my own right because I could always pinpoint games storyline and their deficiencies. But I guess its not too late to still give it a try.

    i still have some of my scripts locked up in a safe. Thanks for this post, I got gingered. 

    • Hi RoDarrick, 

      I love video games that have a rich and meaningful storyline. For me, it helps create empathy for the character I am playing. Good writing in video games brings us into the adventure. It’s not just about hitting random buttons. 

      Do you still play video games now? If so, what do you play? I have been playing “Horizon: Zero Dawn”. It is an apocalyptic game set in the future where bandits and machines that look like dinosaurs rule the world. The graphics are breath-taking and the storyline is very well done. As I get closer to completing the game, part of me is sad because I will be leaving the journey. 

      I encourage you to get those scripts out. You never know, you may have the next story for a blockbuster video game. Don’t be afraid to dream the impossible. Maybe one day I will get to play a game with your name attached to it as the lead writer. 

      Good luck. 

      Thank you very much for your comments. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

  9. The gaming industry is huge and one can see why. With graphics improvements and the speed of the internet opening up online gaming, the sky is the limit. I have a friend in London that does game testing as a full time occupation. He is a gaming enthusiast and has really invested in the correct setup and gear to test the games.

    From him I have understood that it is not all fun and games so to say and it is very different to playing for fun. Game testers need to test the game to failure to try an find the bugs and not just play the straight story line. It can be incredibly intense and requires a high level of professionalism to become a top games tester. 

    Thanks for a great article.

    Rich

    • Hi Richard, 

      Video games have come so far. I remember the first game I played was “Pong”. That tells you how old I am. The industry has changed so much. 

      You would need the proper gear for testing to do the job properly. Being a professional tester is not about sitting on the couch playing video games and eating Cheetos. Now, I will admit I like playing games and eating Cheetos. But that’s not my job.  I do it for fun. 

      Do you play video games? If so, what do you play? There is so much variety today. 

      Thanks for your comments, Richard. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

  10. Hi Johnny,

    I am a grandad so your headline gaming with grandpa really caught my attention. The stats that you have provided have opened my eyes to the job opportunities created by this massive industry. My little grandson is only four years old but he will grow into an adult I think I will keep the wonderful information that you have provided on your site in the back of my mind. I wouldn’t try to influence him I believe that writing code for video games is a job for a particular type of nerdy person. No disrespect meant to any nerdy people but yes I can clearly see other employment options in this industry.

    Well done

    Fintan

    • Hi fintan, 

      Thank you for your comments. I am glad you like the headline. I thought it was catchy. 

      Yea, the gaming industry is huge and it is not going away. Too much money involved. The variety of jobs surprised me too. People can get degrees that are related to video games, for example, video game design. 

      Does your grandson like playing video games? Also, do you play with him? You never know, your grandson might one day design the next mega-hit in the video game world. 

      When my granddaughter, Sierra visits, we play together. She beats me most of the time, but I don’t care. I enjoy spending time with her having fun. 

      Fintan, I really appreciate you taking the time to reply. 

      Enjoy your time with your grandson whether it be playing video games or playing catch in the front yard. They are only young once. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

  11. Initially I used to stop my 7 years old son from playing video games, most time I will go out with the game pads  so he won’t have access to it. But recently I saw a post of how a man is earning a living by designing softwares for kids. I know about twitch game streaming but I never knew much about making a living. Your post is so full of great insights and have learnt a lot, I am glad I came across it. Thank you for the informative post. 

    • Hi Labulo, 

      I appreciate your thoughts and comments. I am so glad you enjoyed learning about video game jobs. There is such a variety in this industry. 

      I can understand limiting our kids time playing video games. Sometimes it can be a problem if that is all they do with their spare time. There is more to life than playing video games. Kids need to spend time with their families, especially with their moms and dads. 

      But parents need to spend time with their kids doing things they like to do like playing video games. I know I enjoy playing with my granddaughter. 

      Labulo, I hope you have a great time with your son no matter what ya’ll do. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

  12. Awesome Johnny. I felt like I was in an arcade the entire time I was reading your article on jobs in video gaming. I love how the site feels – it is very fitting for the niche. Colorful and exciting. In terms of the article, you did a very comprehensive job on the topic. It is obvious that you researched it thoroughly and then you presented the information for your readers in a way that is clear, concise and interesting – and of course, full of color. I also like that you included the qualifications that would be likely required for each position in the industry and then you went as far as to include the schools that offer those qualifications. Bravo. That is why it is so important that we choose a niche that we have a passion for so that we go the extra mile to deliver, and it does not feel like a burden to us when we do. It comes through loud and clear that you have a passion for this industry Johnny. Everything about your site says that to your readers. You are doing a great job. Just out of curiosity, which aspect of the gaming industry do you enjoy most? Must visit again.

    • Hi Coach,

      I love your comments. When I first created this website, I had a white background. Some people felt that it was too bland and boring and they were right. So I decided to see if I could find a theme more fitting to my niche. I spent a whole day trying to find something. I looked at hundreds of themes. I finally came across the one I am currently using. I remember when my wife, Cindy, first saw it, she loved it. With the black background and the different colors, it made the pages pop off the screen. It definitely gets your attention. 

      I did do a lot of research. I want my posts to be helpful and enjoyable to the reader. Also, I want it to be fun as a roller coaster ride. 

      I do loving writing about this niche. Sometimes when I get started, I get lost in what I am doing. It’s like creating a piece of art for me. When I combine the writing and the related images, it feels like magic. I am so thankful you could see my passion for what I do with this website. Your reaction was exactly the reaction I hoped the readers would have after looking at these posts. 

      My favorite part of the industry is the way some games combine beautiful graphics and an interesting storyline. It feels like being part of a living movie or something. I love it when the story pulls me in and makes me care about the main character. I’ve been playing a game called, “Horizon: Zero Dawn”. It has a futuristic apocalyptic setting. The main character’s name is Alloy, She is a warrior hunter who battles bandits and machines that look like dinosaurs.  The scenery is breath-taking and the story is so enriching. I love it. 

      Coach, as you can tell, when I start writing about this stuff I can go on and on. The only other thing I like talking more is about God. But that’s another story altogether. 

      Thank you so much for your well thought out words. It is really encouraging to me. It helps me realize I am on the right track with this website. Thanks for stopping by. 

      johnny, the Grey Wolf. 

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