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Game developers are in high demand with gaming industry growing and employees looking for qualified specialist to help meet the demands.
Game developers write, design, program, animate and test games for computers, gaming consoles, tablets and mobile phones.
To become a game programmer, you usually need a Bachelor's degree in computer science, software development, or engineering.
Becoming a game developer requires creative skills, as well as being analytical, with a good attention to detail. Being a game developer requires keeping up with digital trends and technology.
Understanding the best way to become a qualified game developer in New Zealand looks complicated but is easy. Here are the steps you need to take to start your career as a game developer.
Gain NCEA University Entrance (UE), or equivalent CIE/IB grades.
Choose a registered training provider.
Enrol in Bachelor of Software Engineering.
$65k - $195k per year
Length of training
311 jobs in programming and development*
*TradeMe Jobs, April 2022
Creative and artistic
Methodical and accurate
Patient and adaptable
Able to work well under pressure
Good at analysis
Skilled in planning, organising and problem solving
Good at oral and written communication.
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