As a fan of video games, you’ve probably thought of working in development at some point. And why not? Turning your passion into your profession can result in a long and fruitful career. Needless to say, video games are amazing and you will have amazing experiences if you work in game creation. Still, before sending out your resume to your favorite studio (or trying to make it on your own as an indie dev), there are a few things you should know.
That’s where this story comes in. Based on my experiences as a game tester and producer, I’ve listed down six lesser known realities in the game development profession, with the hopes of helping potential game industry folks make more informed career decisions.
Note: Gerard Cueto started as a game tester for Anino Games, based in the Philippines. After a year, he moved on to Gameloft's Manila studio, where he worked as a game producer, mainly handling compatibility updates for previously released iOS games, before moving on to a semi-creation project.