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Elements of Work Station for a Game Designer. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Media & Entertainment.

Just like game designers themselves, workstations at a game studio vary from person to person. But most of them share some similarities that allow the developers to do their job while giving it a hint of personality.

The following are some of the common things that you’ll find at a game designer’s workstation:

Two Or More Monitors: It doesn’t matter whether the person is an artist, a designer, or a programmer, possibilities are the workstation is going to have several monitors. For example, a video game designer with a scripting role may have three monitors on his desk. One to display the game’s code, a second for the editor, and a third one to view the game in action. Along with these monitors, you’ll, of course, have anything from laptops, desktops, and notebooks. This includes the essential tools to use those machines like a mouse, keyboard, etc.

Notepads and Whiteboards: Sometimes the best method to get an idea quickly and share it with others is by penning it down rather than typing it into a computer. Hence, notepads are often found over a game designer’s workspace depicting quick ideas or even drawings. Whiteboards are also popular, as they are a convenient and visual way of updating and showing schedules, pipelines, etc.

A Developer Kit: Software development kits, also known as devkit are a set of software development tools that give designers the capability to create applications for an operating system software package, a computer system, or a video game console. Devkits are normally issued to the developers by their respective companies so they can develop games for their particular console. Developer kits are also beneficial because they have more RAM than the regular console, which makes it simpler for designers to perform tasks like debugging much smoother.

Toys And Action Figures: Game developers work in one of the most fun and creative industries, it makes sense that they would love to have a few fun things around their desk. These things can be anything from action figures and video game toys to plushies in the shape of iconic characters. Some designers may prefer keeping their toys at home, but most of them enjoy the freedom to make their space feel more comfortable and personal by placing their favorite game-related accessories on their desk.

Are you a game designer? What are the essential elements of your workstation? Share with us in the comments section!

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8 thoughts on “Elements of Work Station for a Game Designer

  1. Rebi says:

    Nice article! This is exactly I can imagine about people who are working as a game designer they also need inspirations so toy and stuff are also important.

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  2. light Yagami says:

    A new lay out for the site well, Its brighter now I will give it that. The picture does not depict video game designer though more like a call center agent. That is just me.

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  3. Doomsday says:

    I think this article is missing one vital component Imagination!!! I Mean come on being a game designer is like tapping into the kid Inside of you.

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  4. roisterous says:

    This is definitely a good article full of helpful tips and reminders for anyone working on the development of a video game. I guess whether or not it’s a neat/organized space or a messy space depends wholly upon the worker who generally performs tasks in that specific area.

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  5. Mau says:

    I could just imagine those game designers having two monitors! I also assume they have a laptop– so they probably have a laptop plus an extra monitor. Most people in IT development usually have the equipment to take their work home.

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  6. Rain Santos-Ocampo says:

    HAHAHA! OMG. So guilty of this: Toys And Action Figures.

    I love putting my favorite toys on my desk. It just adds to the personality of my table and it’s a source of remembering why I do my job in the first place.

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  7. Hafish says:

    Microsoft Surface Studio seems very convenient! But I would agree about having multiple monitors for different tasks.

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  8. Maripaz says:

    Yeah I reckon there’s no replacing the notepad. I’ve seen it in almost all designers desk. Despite the technological advancements, a pen and note/sketchpad is still the easiest way to express your ideas.

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