How to Become a Video Game Designer after 12th class

Career Advisor people will Suggest you choose a career after the 12th that comes with good returns and secure your future but that would be a wrong move ahead if you are not interested in any of the general career path and wish to make a career in offbeat vocations and earn a name for yourself in it as a Game Designer.

Now, if you are the one who grew up playing Super Mario and GI Joe and 3d games on television and wanted to check out every new game that came on the market and want to create your own concept game with your imagined creativity then you should know what it is all about and how you can be a part of game designing as a Game Designer.

To become a Game Designer, you must get a good knowledge of 2D/3D software as well as pre-production. Usually, in Games, the environment is created in 3DSMax, and Character animations in Maya, Only the models are made with fewer polygons and more textures. So choose a program that teaches you this software. It would not matter whether the program is called a game design program or not. Rest, to become a level designer you must have a passion for game design.

You must have a passion for playing all kinds of games including card games, dice games, sports, etc. May I ask, have you ever designed a game? Finally, to do game programming you would require knowledge of programming which usually a BCA/ MCA would help. If you like this answer you may select it as the best answer or press like.

Career Paths as Game Designer:

The person who designs and devises rules, User interface, and experience for games are known as game designers. They are responsible for the setting and development of stories and characters wireframing of games loaded in computers, the internet, and other respective applications. The duties assigned to the game designer may vary according to the project they are supposed to work on.

There are many creative fields for a talented and passionate person:

Story Visualizer
Environment designer
3D asset creator
Game programmer Research and Development
Level designer
Game designer
Game developer
Texture Artist
Multimedia Developer
Interactive Designer
3d Modeler Artist
Texture and Lighting Artist
Rigging Artist
3d Animation Artist

There are many types of Games:

Mobile Games
2d Video Games
3d Video Games
Motion Captured Games

The eligibility requirement to become a Game Designer:

Do you have what it takes to become a Game Designer?

Entry requirements for Pilot training programs vary according to the training location and local regulatory requirements For a career in Pilot you should meet the following minimum entry criteria:
1. Aged over 15 years and above for animation training.

2. INTEREST in creativity, design, and animation.

3. Known the English language.

Career Requirement  for becoming a Game Designer and Animator:

Degree Level Bachelor’s degree in Multimedia and Animation or Certification in Animation (2 to 3 Years)
Degree Fields Graphics, 2d Animation, 3d Animation, Special Effects, and Multimedia
Diploma and Certification Animation and Multimedia
Key Skills Photoshop, Flash, 3ds Max, Maya, Unity, After Effects, Zbrush
Salary RS 120,000 to 12,00,000 (according to your experience)

How to become a Game Designer and what are the ways for being a Game design Artist after 12th:

Step 1: Start Sketching Classes in the 10th class and Keep on practicing.
Step 2: Start a bachelor’s degree in Animation Course from a recognized Institute/College/University
Step 2: If you do have not any resources to do a degree in Animation/Game Designing then join a certification course in Game Designing and Animation from a recognized Institute and also do Bachelor’s degree from any recognized distance learning university.
Step 3: Start Internship in Animation to get experience.

Training Institute for becoming an Animator and Game Designer:

Institutes for Diploma in Animation and Game Designing Rankings

1. Arena Animation, GTB Nagar
2. MAAC Academy
3. Framebox Animation
4. Picasso Animation College
5. TGC Animation
6. ZICA Animation College
7. Oxford Institute
8. IMS-Design and Innovation Academy
9. LISAA School of Design
10. Pickles Animation

Colleges for Degree in Animation and Game Designing

In India and Abroad there are lots of best colleges where you can learn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Applied Art and Visual Communication).

1. Delhi College of Art, New Delhi
2. Institute Delhi Collage of Art, New Delhi
3. Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi
4. Amity School of Fine Arts, Noida-UP
5. Deviprasad Goenka Management College Of Media Studies, Mumbai
6. Lalit Kala Sansthan of Visual and Performing Arts, Agra
7. Sir J. J .Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai
8. ABS-Affinity Business School, Bhubaneshwar
9. SVC-Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi
10. Banaras Hindu University
11. AKM-Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai
12. IFA-Institute of Fine Arts
13. College of Fine Arts, Chennai
14. Kanpur University
15. New York Film Academy

Kind of Software and Production Training provided in Game Designing and Animation Institutes:

Sem 1: Graphic Designing Modules

Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Corel Draw
Adobe Indesign

Sem 2: 2d Classical Animation

classical Animation
Adobe Premier Pro(Video Editing)

Sem 3: 3d Animation and Special Effects Modules

Modeling and Texturing in 3ds Max
Lighting in 3ds Max
Rigging and Animation in 3ds Max
Special Effects and Dynamics in 3ds Max

Sem 4: Advanced Animation and Visual Effects Modules

Modeling and Texturing in Maya
Lighting in Maya
Rigging and Animation in Maya
Special Effects and Dynamics in Maya

How Much Does It Cost To do Animation and Game Designing Course:

Short-Term Courses: 50,000 to 90,000(In Rupees)
Career Courses(nr About 2-3Years) : 2Lakh to 3Lakh
(Note: fees vary according to the Colleges and Institutes.)

Designing Process step by step:

Lets Become a Game Designer

Top Ten 3d games for the Study of Game Designing:

2. Battlefield Bad Company
3. Tomb Raider Underworld
4. Metro 2033 The Last Refuge
5. Batman Arkham Asylum
6. Mafia 2
7. Just Cause 2
8. Need for Speed
9. Lost Planet 2
10. Call of Duty: Black Ops

Top Video Game Companies for Game Designing:

Lakshaya Digital
Dhruva Interactive
The App Guru
Juego Studios
Sony Computer Entertainment
Rockstar Games

What are its prospects in the next five years:

The prospects are huge, nowadays gaming is coming like anything. There is a lot of scope over here like Gaming is now used at banks, for marketing, for education, to improve IQ, etc. Mobile gaming, iPhone Gaming, and Social Gaming is the next-gen future. One can start his or her career as a gaming artist, game developer, game taster, game de-coder, porting, etc. Another type of gaming is coming with a lot of scopes, X-Box, Nintendo, and Simulation Games.

Salary Packages after Game Designing Courses:

  • For Freshers: 1 Lakh to 1.5 Lakh (per annum)
  • For Experienced: 5 Lakh to 12 Lakh (per annum)

Best of Luck 12th Student and Go ahead with Big Dreams 🙂

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32 thoughts on “How to Become a Video Game Designer after 12th class

  • April 13, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    Thanks for Great knowledge

  • April 13, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Very Impressive Article,I have bookmarked

  • May 3, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    What is admission procedure for degree and other sources described in above article after 12th,which exams I need to give for that purposes.plz help me I don’t know anything about this field but I am interested because I like to do something new specially in development of game I had also learn basics of unity engine in age of 18,now I recently given 12th exam and jee mains exam.

  • September 12, 2016 at 7:05 am

    I want to be a Game designer Which field I have to go in Collage I study in 12th Class.
    Please Answer me Fast ?

  • November 4, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    My name is vinay reddy I’m studying 12th I have took commerce (statistics) now I want to become a game designer can I ?????????

  • November 14, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I clear my 12 class I want to make 3d and animation games. What courses I choose

  • February 4, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I am studying in class 12 but I m not good in sketching but I can imagine.And also I don’t choose IT in intermediate.
    I wanna became a video game designer so what should I do for that…plz help me….. .

    • February 6, 2017 at 5:17 pm

      Yes if you have passion and can do hardwork then you can become a game designer without fine art sketching. Contact on this number 9811436570

  • February 18, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    hi,i am currently preparing for my boards & i really wanna get into the game designing field cuz it was my dream since childhood & i have a hell lot of passion for it…Even though i aint that much into drawing(though i draw a little) i am more interested into the video game script writing stuff cuz i am really good in my language & also i am pretty good in imagining and writing up stories cuz i love writing… So cud u enlighten me on how shud i further proceed after my 12th in basically the writing field..??

    • February 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm

      DO it Animation Courses and C++/ JAVA From any reputed institute like Maac Animation

  • February 23, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Hi Iam studying 12 class mpc stream I want to be a game designer I have much passion on it and now what should I do to become a game designer study BTech computer science or join any game desinging institutes please help out of this one. If so say what should I do I will be very thankful to you

  • March 26, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I m in 10th class i want to become a game designer what can i do i can’t understand plzzz tell me

  • June 1, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I have comp,eted my 12th education. And I am choosing gaming field for future. I don’t know much about drawing. But i can work on it. I can do hard work and i can imagine. What courses should i choose??

    • June 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Dear Sameer, You don’t need to be expert in Drawing and sketching, This course is majorly software based, Contact Arena Animation

  • June 12, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Do I have to give jee exams to bee selected in game designing

    • June 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      No, There is no any entrance exams for becoming a Game Designer, You should go for Animation Institutes

  • June 15, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Hi I wanna be a game designer..Now I passed 10th.what subject should I take in 12..Can a student with biology science be a game designer….Plzz replay

  • November 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Hi my name is ojas and i want to ask Which subject should i take in class 11th to be a game designer

    • November 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Dear Ojas,

      you can take Arts or Commerce any stream art or commerce and also do some vocational courses like graphics Designing simultaneously

  • May 15, 2018 at 11:56 am

    sir I have passed 12 science in 50 % marks I eligible for become gaming designer. ??
    if yes ..then which cource should I choose??
    and further I am from gandhinagar ..gujarat.

    • May 17, 2018 at 11:54 pm

      Hi Hardik,

      you are eligible for Game Designing. you can join Arc School of Art or Arena Animation

  • August 13, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Hi I’m Dhivesh. I wish to become a game designer. What kind of job title I can select if I study Bsc Game designing and development. I’m FROM Tamil Nadu. Pls send me some best colleges.Is there any entrance exams which I should attend for it?
    Pls reply me I’m in confusion for a very long time pls..

    • August 17, 2020 at 12:16 pm

      Dear Dhivesh,

      You can be
      • Game Designer
      • Game Visualizer
      • 3D Game Artist
      • Game Concept Designer
      • Game Concept Artist
      • Game Character Designer
      • Game Level / Environment Designer
      • Game Asset / Prop Modeler
      • Game Character Modeler
      • Game Lighting Artist
      • Game Rigging Artist
      • Game Character Animator
      • Gameplay Animator

      You can go with Arena Animation Delhi University Centre or any Good Arena Branch in tamilnadu.

  • August 18, 2020 at 10:13 am

    If I study Bsc Game designing and development, Am I eligible to become a Game Programmer? After completing my UG, what kind of degree can I do to be a Successful game designer in future?

    • September 13, 2020 at 11:02 pm

      Yes you can do Degree Game Designing & Development from Arena Animation Delhi University Branch


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