Turn a Gaming Passion into a Lucrative Career in Game Design

If you're into gaming, there's only one thing cooler than immersing yourself in an exciting virtual challenge: creating and developing your own game and having it listed on Google Play.

At The IIE-Vega, many of the IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Science in Game Design and Development degree students are doing just that. And in only their second year too! The highly-rated game development and design degree helps candidates develop the skills required to thrive in the thrilling and lucrative world of game creation, where specialist gaming talent is in high demand. So if you’re keen to turn your gaming passion into a game design career, the IIE game development degree could be your ticket.

The IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Science in game design and Development degree will equip you with the following skills:

  • How to create digital games for different platforms

  • The ins and outs of every device used for gaming and how to optimise gaming on them

  • Qualified in both the programming and creative aspects of game design and development

  • Gamified applications

  • Immersive content for new technologies

It’s a degree that’s geared towards the fast-paced world of gaming. If you consider how game creation has progressed over the last 10 years, it’s easy to see why this degree will make a big difference to your career. Interested in the evolution of gaming over the last decade? Here are a few notable developments that have influenced the game industry we know today.

4K resolution and greater performance

Thanks to innovations in the tech world, gaming quality received a serious boost. This meant that a single game could include even more than predecessors could. A good example of this is Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010). This game took up around 12GB of hard drive space. A 2019 remake of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare upped the ante at around 175GB. From graphics to music and effects, today’s games certainly offer more excitement and even greater functionality. This has provided more opportunity for developers and designers to push the boundaries of their creativity.

The rise of digital 

Gamers used to line up outside retail stores to purchase physical games for their home devices. Today, most gaming sales come from the online domain. With digital downloads offering greater convenience and a chance to play with people around the world, the online gaming community has certainly expanded. 

Independent games have increased in popularity  

Creating and releasing games is no longer reserved for large gaming houses. As a result, independent developers can create their games and get them released with fewer hurdles than those who came before them. Many devices also welcome independent games with a dedicated section to promote them too. This has driven healthy competition and allowed up and coming talent to show the world what they can do. As a result, the industry has continued to evolve thanks to diversity. 

Ready to join the gaming greats? 

To learn more about the full-time IIE Bachelor of Computer and Information Science in Game Design and Development degree, click here.

9/21/2021 12:00 AM