The Job Of A Video Game Producer

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For as long as I can remember I have always loved video games and wanted to be a part of their creation. They have helped me get through some tough areas of my life and I surely would like to contribute to the happiness that they spread among people. As I scanned across the many jobs available in the video game industry, I specifically found one job description that seemed to capture my skillset perfectly. Today I will be investigating the job of ‘Video Game Producer’, researching the daily duties of this position, the skillset required for someone in this line of work, and the path I will take in order to realize this dream job. While browsing in the sea of the internet I was able to find a very powerful quote about the day to day responsibilities of a VG Producer. Frank Rogan, a senior producer, tells us “Think of the producer like the head coach of a football team. There are the actual players on the field, and a whole group of coaches, coordinators and trainers to work with them. But someone has to …show more content…
According to Frank Rogan “ The best producers are extroverts that love working with people. In fact, they thrive on it.” So obviously since you will be coordinating and working with so many people, you need to love working with people. But I was interested in more specific traits so I dug deeper. I found an article from Animation Arena that outlined the most important skills that are specific to a VG producer. Communication is the first one listed and it is seemingly the most important. On any given day the producer must interact with multiple departments that all have their own style of communicating, so the producer must be able to understand the language of each department and translate them to other departments to achieve the greater goal. Also he/she must be well versed in the English language and written word to ensure that no forms of miscommunication happen, which could set the entire project back

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