How to become a games designer: Rhianne's story

Meet Rhianne, 23, who uses her creative and technical skills to design video games. Part of the BBC Bitesize World of work series.

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Working in video games is my biggest passion ever, and I can't see myself doing anything else in the entire world.

  • Growing up, Rhianne loved video games and had her first games console at six years old. Her love of games ignited a passion for everything creative and digital.
  • At school she studied GCSE Media Studies, combining IT with media skills, then she did a BTEC in Games Design and Technology at college. Originally intending to be a concept artist, she discovered she liked games design more and so chose a Bachelors of Science in Game Design and Technology.
  • Games design is a very competitive field, so when applying for jobs, she had to make sure she had a portfolio which fully showcased all her skills.
  • Now she works with talented developers and generates ideas about how they want each game to play, look and feel. Working alongside the software development and art teams, she puts their work all together in her software and then plays it to test whether it's actually fun to play!

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