Analysis: What are the Job Requirements for a Game Producer?

In this article, I’ll try to answer which are the necessary skills for a game producer. Ask a Game Dev has insightful article what does the job of producer entail:

“The producer’s primary role is to get the game to ship.”

So what skills does this job require?

Here is how to find out:

  1. Subscribe to a bunch of gamedev jobs portals and create agents to receive relevant job offers.
  2. Download relevant job offers as PDFs. When you feel like you have enough (it was 70 for me) convert them to txt files. Alternatively, save those job offers to txt files right away so you can skip this step. Yeah, don’t be like me. Be smart. Save your job offers as txt files!
  3. ???
  4. Profit!

In this blog post I’m gonna give you the Profit! part, so you don’t have to deal with the mysterious step 3 yourself. But I’m gonna tell you about it anyway.

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Why are Rabbits Weird & The Google Cemetery (TWIL)

http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/AnatolyShestov/20181212/332084/The_Game_Designers_Toolbox_User_stories_or_how_to_help_a_player_get_a_grasp_of_new_content.php
How to inform players about a new feature. #gamedev

https://store.steampowered.com/app/994140/Lightmatter/
One of my friends has created a Steam page for his upcoming game. Check it out, it’s pretty good Portal-like puzzle game. #fun

https://www.blog.radiator.debacle.us/2018/12/unforeseen-consequences-half-life.html
Comment on Unforeseen Consequences, A Half-Life Documentary by Danny O’Dwyer (NoClip). #gamedev

TWIL stands for This Week I Learned. Basically, sharing bunch of interesting links from the last week .)

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Get a Job – Augmented Reality Prototyper at Ubiquity6

Experience Required:

  • 3+ years shipping software features in a personal or professional capacity with a focus on “look and feel”.
  • Experience building a small experience end to end completely on your own.
  • Experience rapidly building volumes of prototypes over short periods of time.
  • Experience working with and taking direction from designers and other creative stakeholders.
  • Experience learning new technologies on the job.
  • An interest working in Mobile XR and a practical working knowledge of the XR landscape.

More info here:
http://jobs.gamasutra.com/job/augmented-reality-prototyper-san-francisco-california-33467

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lolcommits & Convert Sketches to HTML (TWIL)

https://opmjobs.com/applying-for-gaming-jobs/
Applying for a job in the gamedev industry without experience in the gamedev industry. #work

https://www.intercom.com/books
Free books and guides from Intercom about #PM, #Sales, #UX, etc.

https://venturebeat.com/2018/11/24/before-you-launch-your-machine-learning-model-start-with-an-mvp/
S-shaped ROI curve for ML projects. #ML

https://www.derek-lieu.com/blog/2017/10/13/video-game-trailer-specifications-list
Trailer specs for different platforms. #gamedev

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Clever Exploit in Spelunk and Pokemon or Big Data? (TWIL)

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/259479/Classic_Postmortem_The_making_of_HalfLife_2.php
Half-Life 2 postmortem – design process, workflows. #PM

https://uxplanet.org/how-to-measure-product-usability-with-the-system-usability-scale-sus-score-69f3875b858f
System Usability Scale, an alternative to NPS. #UX

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lanchester%27s_laws
Law describing how two rival armies get smaller as they sustain casualties. #know

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