What does a Junior Game Designer do?

As a Game Designer you will create new sports games and use computer programming languages to write the required code. You will manage the software development teams/project team through the software development life cycle. Your demonstrated passion for video gaming will show through your exceptional creative and artistic skills during client pitch meetings and new product development meetings.

An ideal candidate will be passionate about video games and gaming and have a proven track record of success as a game designer. You will hold a bachelor's degree in computer engineering or game design and be a talented programmer. In this role you need to have a passion for sports and adventure as you will be tasked with developing sports and adventure games for a variety of gamers from E for Everyone to M for a Mature audience.

What responsibilities are common for Junior Game Designer jobs?
  • Create new game ideas
  • Outline plots and storylines
  • Develop dynamic characters
  • Create the rules of the game
  • Research rules of the sports involved to ensure accuracy in the game
  • Develop user interface concepts (menus and controls)
  • Manage a team with junior game designer or interns
  • Responsible for beta testing
What are the typical qualifications for Junior Game Designer jobs?
  • Any programming language certification, required
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Project Management experience
  • Must be highly creative and storytelling ability
  • Passion for video games
  • Knowledge of gaming trends
  • Excellent programming skills
  • Ability to work on a team
  • Previous experience developing sports game for a wide range of gamers
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Junior Game Designer make?

Confident
$113,455 /yr
Total Pay
$65,871
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$47,584
 /yr

Additional Pay

$113,455

 / yr
$47K$576K
Most Likely Range
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Junior Game Designer Career Path

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Jul 20, 2021

“We changed our time schedules and daily rituals to ensure that everyone was safe and sanitized.”

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Nov 16, 2020

“It was formed on a 'no crunch' ethos so any overtime required is both optional and paid.”

BungieBungie
Senior Game Designer
Oct 7, 2020

“I had a fantastic manager that really cared about my professional growth and how I was doing as a person.”

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Table Games Dealer
Jan 7, 2022

“Bad management who doesn't care about the employees.No social life.No weekends no bank holidays.”

Pixel FederationPixel Federation
Senior Game Designer
Mar 11, 2022

“good career progression if you work hard and smart and have results”

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Content Design
Aug 8, 2020

“Good and interesting people to work with”

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Nov 6, 2020

“It was fun and the people are nice.”

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Aug 4, 2020

“During my time there i worked with some of the most incredibly talented and fun people.”

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