The gaming industry is one of the largest segments within the entertainment industry(Standalone, it exceeds the movies or music segments) and is estimated to be worth $100 Billion globally.
In order to carve a niche in this lucrative field, an individual, who has a great passion for gaming, can pursue a number of courses.
The gaming industry is emerging in India, compared to Europe and North America. With this, India is one of the world’s top five countries for gaming development.
To pursue a career in this lucrative field;
An individual can get rigorous academic and hands-on training in Game design, Game Art, and game development. It will be definitely necessary to start a career in this field.
According to a survey conducted by Google and KPMG in India, the gaming industry is estimated to stand at approximately $0.6 billion, of which online gaming is approximately $0.37 billion. The study also says that the gaming industry in India is expected to reach $1.3 billion by 2022. It also adds more than 0.19 billion gamers in the time frame.
Making Gaming as a Profession:
Besides the fastest-growing markets in India, gaming became a career option for a vast number of talented young students from diverse backgrounds.
There is a huge demand for Game Art Professionals across the globe. This is the reason why there is employment potential for young aspirants within India as the country is being developed as an outsourcing hub for international game companies.
Career Options in the gaming industry can be:
Game Art Creation – Concept Art, 3d Modeling & Texturing, Lighting, U.I and Technical Art, Game Design, Level Designing, Game Production, Game Testing, Game Programming – Gameplay, Network, Graphics & A.I, Project Management, as well as General Management positions.
Skills required to excel in Game Art & Design profession:
Key pre-requisites to excel in the gaming profession are digital tools like Autodesk Maya, 3dsMax, Photoshop and Z Brush etc. and should have a strong understanding of the game engines such as Unreal & Unity.
Moreover, a passion for gaming helps great!
How much you can earn being in the gaming profession:
The pay scale in this gaming profession works as per industry standards and they are comparable to other industries, A Game Art/Programming fresher is paid around 2.5-3L per annum. A game artist/Programmer with 4-5 years of experience is paid around 5-7 Lakh per annum. There are companies in India, which pay around 9 Lakhs (or higher) per annum to a game artist/programmer with just 2-3 years experience. It mostly depends on the level of skill set you can showcase, and most importantly, you should be a team player. There is plenty of choices to grow by huge leaps thereafter. An individual can earn incentives and ESOPs in companies with a good track record.
The gaming profession offers the most challenging and rewarding opportunities in the jobs market today.
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