Hiring Kit: Video Game Programmer


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  • Published February 2, 2021
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Recruiting a Video Game Programmer with the right combination of technical and game development experience will require a comprehensive screening process. This Hiring Kit, from TechRepublic Premium, provides an adjustable framework your business can use to find, recruit, and ultimately hire the right person for the job.

From the Hiring Kit:


In the United States, according to IBISWorld research, some 261,906 people worked in the video game industry in 2020, with the number of employees growing at almost 5% each year for the previous five years. This large number includes everything from interns to CEOs, but a major portion of these jobs are filled by video game programmers.

Coding a digital video game not only requires a thorough knowledge of programming language, but it also requires a deep understanding of the game engine, the APIs, and the creative assets that will eventually inhabit the game being produced. Successfully applying all of these skills requires exceptional attention to detail and an inherent ability to collaborate with others, even if the others are not blessed with programming skills themselves.

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