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Game Developer

Kaihanga Tākaro

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Game developers write, design, program, animate and test games for computers, gaming consoles, tablets and mobile phones.


New game developers usually earn

$40-$60K per year

Experienced game developers usually earn

$60K-$80K per year

Source: NZ Games Development Assn, 2018

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a game developer are poor for those wanting to enter the role, but good for those with experience.
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Game developers design, build and test games

Last updated 27 November 2018