Games Designer

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A games designer produces new ideas for computer games of all types: puzzle, adventure, role-play, combat, shooters and sports. They design games for different platforms: PCs, laptops, consoles, the internet, interactive TV and mobile phones.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries are usually around £22,000 to £27,000 a year. With experience this can rise to between £30,000 and £45,000 a year. Senior designers may earn £60,000 or more a year.

You might earn extra through profit sharing, bonus payments and performance-related pay.


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Getting In

Job vacancies are often advertised on the internet, for example, the Talent Scotland website. There is a lot of competition for jobs.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland


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Job Outlook Scotland

3.7 %

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

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Computing and ICT

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Computer Skills

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