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Game Develeoper


Aarón Gutiérrez
Mind Map by Aarón Gutiérrez, updated more than 1 year ago
Aarón Gutiérrez
Created by Aarón Gutiérrez over 6 years ago

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Game Develeoper
  1. History
    1. In 1958, William A. Higinbotham invented the first interactive video game in the United States, at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York. It was called Tennis for Two
      1. In 1962 Russell invented a game called Spacewar! on a giant PDP-1 computer. The game allowed two players to battle by firing missiles at one another.
        1. The very first home video game console was invented in 1972 by German engineer, Ralph Baer. It was called the Odyssey. It sold for $100, and it could play 12 different games.
          1. In 1994, the Nintendo 64 arrived in stores. It was the first game player to have 64-bit color graphics, and it came with several 3-D games, such as Mario 64. Graphics in video games continued to be come better and more realistic in the years that followed. In November 2001, Microsoft entered the video game market with its highly anticipated Xbox system. Sony’s PlayStation 2 arrived in 2002, followed by the Nintendo Wii in 2006. By 2007 video games were selling faster than music CDs for the first time in history.
    2. Jobs
      1. Designer
        1. Writer
          1. Audio Engineer
            1. Composser
              1. Artist
                1. Programmer
                  1. Lead Programmer
                    1. Engine Programmer
                      1. Tools Programmer
                        1. Graphics Programmer
                          1. Audio Programmer
                            1. Artificial Intelligence (AIP) Programmer
                              1. Multiplayer Programmer
                                1. Producer
                                  1. Tester
                                    1. Managers/Administrators
                                      1. don’t need college degrees. Many high school or college students work part time as testers to break into the industry or earn extra money.
                                      2. $60,000 - $85,000
                                      3. need to have a solid foundation in math, physics, design, and a variety of computer programming languages (especially C++). Most have d grees in computer science, al though they may also study engineering.
                                        1. $55,000 - $85,000
                                      4. need to under stand the fundamentals of art and design. They may study painting, drawing, sculpture, graphic design, or an imation. They also need to have some understanding of math and computer software.
                                        1. $60,000 - $70,000
                                      5. need to under stand the basics of music and scoring. They also need enough of a technology background to know how to use synthesizers, compressors, and other tools. They will likely have a bach e lor’s degree in music, with a focus in scoring and composition, or electronic music.
                                        1. $45,000 - $65,000
                                    2. need to know something about every aspect of video game production, which means having at least some foundation in computer programming and software. Their degree may be in art, computer science, or the liberal arts.
                                      1. $50,000 - $80,000
                                  2. Skills Needed
                                    1. Creative
                                      1. Dedicated
                                        1. Communications skills
                                          1. Management
                                            1. organization
                                              1. artistic skills
                                                1. technical knowl edge
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