Games Software Design

Games Software Design

“The Games segment contributed the most revenue
in the media industry.1

The Media industry revenue in 2017 was S$6.92 billion, made up of four segments – Games, Film & Video, Broadcasting and Publishing. The Games segment was the largest contributor to the Media industry revenue, with a share of 28%.1

Owing to a strong IT infrastructure and intellectual property rights protection environment, leading game companies such as Ubisoft Singapore (France) and Tecmo Koei (Japan) have expanded their production pipeline in Singapore for the development of original online, mobile and console games for global consumption.

The recent years have also seen the emergence of many home-grown game production companies, such as Ratloop Asia and Protégé Production.

US$137.9 billion

Revenue generated for the Global Games market in 20182

US$165.9 billion

Expected revenue for the Global Games market in 20202


Total segment contributed by Mobile Games revenue2

Career Opportunities

  • Creates animated images and visual effects for computer games, films, television productions and other related media
  • Uses technology to make their artwork come alive
  • Uses computer software to create 3D animation, interactive website graphics or digitally-enhanced photographs
  • Develops storyboards for animation scenes and edits animation effects
  • Works in motion pictures, software publishing and advertising firms

  • Turns ideas into code, which provides the game with its operating instructions
  • Creates the core features of a video game
  • Creates story lines and character biographies
  • Conducts design reviews
  • Designs role-play mechanics
  • Creates prototypes for staff and management
  • Documents game design process

  • Leads the programming team responsible for creating all the computer code which runs and controls a game
  • Is responsible for the technical specifications of the game, manages the overall code development process and ensures that the team delivers on time, within the budget
  • Manages and develops the software engineering and technical specifications of a game, with the team, from start to finish
  • Manages the production of the different and improved versions of a game, ensuring that coding bugs are fixed and appropriate solutions are found to do so
  • Creates coding and liaises with the Project Manager to keep to project time schedule
  • Has roles and specialisms in areas including AI (Artificial Intelligence), game engine development, user interface, tools development and physics

  • Designs and develops software applications such as utility programmes and general application software
  • Works with the user to determine needs and creates software to meet these needs
  • Modifies existing software to fix problems, optimise its functions and enable its use on new hardware platforms
  • Oversees installation of software systems and monitors equipment
  • Performs testing and validation of software systems to ensure that applications work properly

Games Software Design Programmes

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