Video game creators are a special breed of people with a specific set of professional and personal skills. Find out if you have what it takes to become a video game entrepreneur below. If you agree with more than 50% of the statements, you probably know where you want your career to go!
You’ve played video games all of your life
Many of us play video games as children but as adulthood gets in the way we relinquish our hold on the Xbox controller. Do you still play video games? If the answer is yes, you’re well placed to know what a video game consumer wants.
You recognise and appreciate different techniques and effects
Do some graphics leave you a little unsatisfied while others blow you away? Do you understand the time and effort spent on creating a scene and building a platform in order for you enjoy video game play? If you don’t take graphics for granted, you’re already set apart from 80% of video game players.
You still love the graphics of the 90’s
Many modern players will chide the graphics of the nineties but real video game entrepreneurs will understand the incredible work behind Sonic the Hedgehog and Crash Bandicoot. This is because you understand how technology has advanced and see these examples as paving the way for the modern counterparts. Without the nineties video games, the Gameboy and the SNES, we wouldn’t have such awesome games as Call of Duty, Skyrim and even Minecraft.
You see the future of video gaming
A good video game entrepreneur knows that the world is changing and the way we play and buy games is developing. With streaming devices like Shield TV and PCs such as Alienware making PC gaming more attractive, there are more options than ever on how to purchase and play video games.
There’s an APP for that
Some of the best video game entrepreneurs started out showcasing their talents with small video games that are suitable for APPs and brand websites. You won’t be snobbish in the beginning about how you build your portfolio as you understand that all platforms have a role to play.
You love to code
For some, the thought of code brings them out in a cold sweat. For you, it’s like a second language you mastered at birth. You don’t fumble over the keys when writing code, it’s automatic and you read it in the same way as you would a book or magazine article. This is a sure sign that you’re destined to be a video game entrepreneur.
You understand the importance of research and development
The research and development phase of any video game production is essential to its success. This is why there are R & D tax credits available for start ups who are investing in the research and development of their project. As a video game entrepreneur, you understand this crucial step and know there isn’t a quick start way to video game success.
There are many other signs that show you as a natural video game creator, such as looking at the source code of a game, discovering glitches your friends can’t find, living your life through action replays. If any of these signs resonate with you, you could be well on your way to becoming the next successful video game entrepreneur.
Martina Mercer is a freelance marketing consultant, editor and copywriter. Her clients include big brands such as Tax Rebate Services andSunday Woman Magazine. Martina writes for a variety of publications such as Huff Post, Forbes and Moz. She has over 15 years experience in marketing, SEO and copywriting.