Day at Work: Video Game Designer

Kim is a video game designer for Mind Control Software. As part of ConnectEd’s “Day in the Life” series, Kim discusses her duties as a level designer and the education that helped her land the job.

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  1. Amy Contiero on April 2, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    You know, this is a very bad depiction of a "game designer". It’s just an advertisement for a college. You won’t get a job in the game industry if all you do is sit all day and play video games. You youngsters on the comments should focus on school for now, especially math. Download GameMaker and try out some coding tutorials. Game development is nothing like the video. Even the woman right there is just referred to as just "Kim". Kim who? Where is she now in the industry? Make yourself a favor and don’t trust videos like these so blindly. Reply to me if you want more advice.

  2. Sasuke Uchiha on April 2, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    to be frank, i need an advise here… i’ve did my under-graduation in B.Tech design and planning, which consists of architectural design, I.T, CS, Film & other media production techniques and G.I.S. well you can go to any field from this. But i’d like to say that, i’m weak at math but can do graphs,algebra and geometry good. and i’m not that brilliant but fairly ok at drawing, i can do coding fairly (like if u give me any task like make the player sprite jump, or anything i can do it) but cant explain it well. So is it ok for me to enter the game designer field. Do i have the qualifications?? i’m confused. Note : i’ve made a game from top to bottom with music and sounds on my own with limited deadline for my grad project (in RPG Maker) even though anyone can do but i have no guidance here..

  3. Corey on April 2, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    wow amazing

  4. sanlys on April 2, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    wait.. so what i learned from this video at least at the start is that game designers do the job for the level designers?

  5. KashHelvetica on April 2, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    FAAWWWWWKKKKKKKKKK

  6. Leonel p on April 2, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    but…..I Don’t Like Maths

  7. Smfanqing Wu on April 2, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    For andriod and ios? I really like clash of clans

  8. 10shutt1 on April 2, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Hmmm, at the boss’s house 11:30 at night. Okay, Monica Lewinski- you were JUST playing video games.

  9. husam alaloulou on April 2, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Hi, I need a quick help in (game design)? If you can please send me , Thanks

  10. Amit Biswas on April 2, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    I want a job in game industry !

  11. khurram sa on April 2, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    hey if i made games can you guide me on about how to sell them i need money and i got talent a bit but my mind power is extremly high and within days i learn cartoon making just like americans do and game making in months and 3d and animations,it knowledge ,my compony is not game making compony but my boss is actually so deer guy he giving me that opportunity to create anything i can think of so as commercial basses i think you are more superior then me and if you like me to help a bit then i posted you my demos and expected you to correct if that you can’t do then no problem can you telling me how do i sold my games ofcource i knows a bit few things but you are professional looks like.

  12. Ethereal Blur on April 2, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    My dream job <3 But I also want to get into film production.

  13. superyoshibros99 on April 2, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    3:43 UB FUNKEYS!!!

  14. mongolianmilk on April 2, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Guys what degree do u have to have for game developing

  15. elvis esau on April 2, 2020 at 5:33 pm

    im currently in a university studying computer sciences aspiring to be a programmer. i really think designing video games is a very cool profession

  16. Víctor Fúnez on April 2, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    Marry me Kim Pittman <3, ok no :'(

  17. TheRanting PokeGirl on April 2, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    this is the career I choice for myself! So I hope I made the right choice because I do want to create games but I’m not good at math 🙁

  18. Dave Dogge on April 2, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    3:33 he wanted the Dark Elves to be blue in Morrowind ??? was he Todd Howard, Ken Rolston, Mark Nelson or Julian LeFay your professor at video game college ?!?

  19. ryehaaan on April 2, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    shes very intrigued into what shes doing, thats why she enjoyed. i wish i could have one :/

  20. Retard Alert on April 2, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    damn this is so exciting

  21. Amy Contiero on April 2, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    And World of Warcraft is definately NOT the kind of game you should play to learn Game Design.

  22. Bumble on April 2, 2020 at 5:40 pm

    cool

  23. Dylan J on April 2, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    I’d love to be part of a indie group

  24. Heat4Life on April 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    What is the Program is the girl using?

  25. Onfroi on April 2, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Where is that TF2 shirt from? 😮

  26. Dominic Owen on April 2, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    Guys I haven’t ever played world of Warcraft tell me what it’s like

  27. Faiz Fadillah on April 2, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    whoa, mind opening. We never know where life would take us ? can multimedia student be a video game designer ?

  28. Alex V on April 2, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    I’m an aspiring game/art designer! I’m only fifteen, and here’s a list of problems I’m so hoping someone can address for me.

    1) Expensive. I used to have an interest in culinary arts, but found that to be too expensive and much of a commitment. I’m looking at these videos and seeing all the programs and computers and fancy electronics they are using. Is this an expensive career path? I don’t have a lot of money, and can barely afford a $9.99/month payment to keep Photoshop.

    2) Skills. Game and art design. You’d think that all you need are drawing skills and a love for games, right? I’m not sure about that. Looking at job descriptions, a lot of them tend to be very broad or vague. You don’t just draw. You don’t just design or make concepts. There are game and art/graphic designers who CODE — and a lot of other technological/IT stuff and I feel like my desired career path is way too specific, and that I won’t be able to develop the necessary abilities to fit job requirements.

    3) Employment. One of my family members used to be a game designer, he lives in California, but was unemployed for long periods of time due to him not being able to find a job. I hear this career path is a dead end, even with the growing level of gaming these days. Is it true it’s hard to find a job, one that could even pay well? Maybe even decent jobs would take years to form a sustainable wage, and even then you could end up being a starving artist.

    4) Age. I’m fifteen. I don’t have that many artistic skills. I can barely draw a duck. But I love designing. I want to be a game/art/graphic designer. I WANT to be able to draw. I draw in my mind e.g. "It’d look so cool if this looked like that, or if this went that way and this did that…" I’m so scared I’m not going to develop the necessary skills I need, and I’m dedicating my entire high school lifetime to developing skills as early as possible. My Junior and Senior years are all art and digital classes, coding classes, basically me scrambling to get as much experience as possible. (I can’t code or draw yet but I’m hope I can learn.)"

  29. Jessie Norman on April 2, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    i want to make a game like sims… but with a bit more violent and gore

  30. Winston Rodrigues on April 2, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Im in sooo in love with her.. she speaks her heart

  31. pg tech and trickz on April 2, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    I want to become game developer but nobody support me help please some tips

  32. Kerim Gueney on April 2, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    So cool. I really love her enthusiasm!

  33. ACoolBoi on April 2, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    wondering what she designing today.

  34. Sahal ENT on April 2, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    she’s amazing

  35. Chacha on April 2, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    some people says you have to be literally a genius in math, but i consider myself good at math i know how to do very easily fractions, decimals, equations and that kind of stuff isn’t that enough?

  36. Vishal Kumar on April 2, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    How sell game

  37. Z on April 2, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    "My mom was so sad!" Big Laugh!!!

  38. MrCrystalLightTea on April 2, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    To bad they get paid poop

  39. Bottle Flip on April 2, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    what software should i use for designing video games

  40. Noah Namey on April 2, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    Learn Linux.
    Not only is it less susceptible to viruses, it’s also what the internet RUNS on.
    It’s taking over the world – covertly. If you program, leave the toy os’s for the end-user masses.
    OK… keep a windows rig for gaming until Steam gets off its ass.

  41. Kenka Hasan on April 2, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    cute )

  42. Z on April 2, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I have a question though, did Kim have any special drawing skills before integrating the Guildhall design program? Because I’m really thinking of going next year for the same program but I’m not a special artsy guy.

  43. Vishal Kumar on April 2, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I want to make game . What I will do. I do nothing in this field

  44. Lemon Goat on April 2, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Liberal Arts degree…
    If it was a Conservative Arts degree, maybe I’d play your games.

  45. ファイアThild on April 2, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    How can a 12 year old get a job online ?

  46. LivingWithLina on April 2, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Liked your video <3

    😀

  47. Squilliam niggason on April 2, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    Not a bad career and you make a good living

  48. 空海 on April 2, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Hi, I have a question. I want to be a game designer, but I have no experience in doing one. The most I have done is a little of rpg game program and a little Photoshop. I am going to graduate high school this year, is there any way that I can get and game design job at all? ( sorry about the bad English)

  49. Ally Sen on April 2, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    3:25 made me smile so hard.

  50. Daisy Hin on April 2, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    I’m just moved to a new school and I am taking information technology and they just finished teaching game design and we’re starting another topic, I’m interested in game design are there any apps or anything I can do in my free time to learn

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