Becoming a Video Game Designer

December 7, 2020
Becoming a Video Game Designer

A revealing guide to a career as a video game designerwritten by acclaimed journalist Daniel Noah Halpern and based onthe real-life experiences of legendary designer Tom Cadwell of RiotGames—required reading for anyone considering a path to thisprofession.Becoming a Video Game Designer takes you behind thescenes to find out what it's really like, and what it really takes,to become a video game designer. Gaming is a $90 billion-dollarentertainment industry, and designers are the beating heart.Long-form journalist Daniel Noah Halpern shadows top video gamedesigner Tom Cadwell to show how this dream job becomes a reality.Cadwell is head of design at Riot Games, the company behindaward-winning blockbuster games like League of Legends, which hasan active user base of 111 million players. Creating a massivemultiplayer online game takes years of visionary R&D—it is ablend of art and science. It is also big business. Learn the insand the outs of the job from Cadwell as well as other designers,including Brendon Chung, acclaimed founder of Blendo Games.Successful designers must be creative decision makers and alsoengineers and collaborators. Gain professional wisdom by followingTom's path to prominence, from his start as a passionate gamer tobecoming one of the most revered designers in the business.