There are 8 main skill specializations involved in game development, each with sub-skills, and you will learn a bit of each before discovering which you’re best at.
- Game production
- Game writing
- Game design
- Game programming
- Game art
- Game audio
- Game playtesting
Discover your specialties
Do you know what skill set you want to specialize in?
- Try your hand at all game skill sets as a generalist when you’re starting out.
- Study each skill set to discover which you enjoy most.
- Start by focusing on learning about game design and game programming first.
- You can use free art and audio assets with minimal writing in your first game.
- If you’re already skilled at art, audio or writing, consider making it a game focus.
- Visual novels are a great game type for an artist/writer for example.
- Prepare to be a specialist at your strongest skill sets when you work on a team.
You start by producing your own first game, and you might lead a team later.
Game testing is integral to making a game better and more fun, not just fixing bugs.