Gaming is a serious business. Today, a number of institutes offer courses in game development. There are several options such as game development, game design and marketing. The rise in gaming can be attributed to steady growth in hours spent by youth. There are more than 400+companies in India and the number is growing.
Students who are creative and have knowledge of coding can make a mark in gaming industry. It would not be wrong to say that in a few years, India could be known as the gaming industry hub. It is not surprising that during the pandemic, the most number of game downloads came from India.
What exactly is Animation?
Animation is a form of entertainment that people watch or play games with which it includes animators create special &visual effects and images for movies, short films, advertisements and video games in both 2-D and 3-D.
When we talk about animation, there are many areas of work and job titles like scriptwriters, art directors, sound artist, animators, programmers, film editors, producers and directors. Professions that one can opt for, is very difficult to find. But even if you do not find one, it is normal to follow your skills.
Animation involves many methods and types. There are illustrators, hand drawn animation or traditional animation, in-betweeners, etc. Other than the technical team, the set designer, the art director, scriptwriter, the dubbing artist, film editor, etc are as important. The world of animation is simply the same as any other movie but with unreal people and a whole new world.
Career opportunities in Animation:
A career in animation has a wide scope as there are plenty of institutions available and one can easily pursue. Bachelor’s in Animation & Multimedia, Diploma in 3D animation and VFX, Bachelor of fine arts in animation and graphics, B.Sc. in Animation and Gaming, B. Sc. in Animation and VFX, etc are some of the courses one should definitely apply if they are looking for a career in Animation.
The Gaming era:
Gaming has shaped the world into another realm where we can play and perform tasks virtually. A virtually simulated world is indifferent than the real one. This is what excites gamers and people who just started gaming. Gamers these days have their gaming set up with web camera to stream live and interact with people online. This, as usual takes a lot of effort and practice to come to the point where one can play like a pro. These days, we even observe world tournaments. Well known teams and individuals from different parts of the world, unite and play to win a tournament. Gaming industry is a multi-billion dollar industry now. Games like PUBG, Free Fire, Minecraft, Valorant, etc are the games played by many. The winning team, later receive monetary prizes, gets sponsored for many other tournaments & brands, etc.
A kick start to gaming career:
One can pursue a lot in gaming, starting from Game Designer, Game Animator, Game Software Developer, Game Play Tester and a Professional Gamer. Pursuing a degree of Arts and gaming will take you a little closer to your dreams.
The main idea is to choose professions based on skills you are very good at. Career opportunities are sometimes but never about academic performance. It is about our skills, dedication and determination towards our work.