Why should I study Game Development?
Have you got an interest in making games, but haven’t given yourself the time to learn the code you would need? Then this subject is for you!
Games are one of the most innovative areas of programming, as the combination of entertainment with problem solving allows greater freedom when exploring innovative rules, game mechanics and interfaces. Job Outlook shows the area of Games and Multimedia has a strong future growth for jobs – because, let’s face it, who doesn’t like games!?
Game Development will help you to apply programming skills to an industry context – the skills you gain in Digital Technologies will be useful if you plan to continue into the Entertainment industry or other creative industries.
Note: While you don’t need strong Game Design skills for this subject, if your interest is in creating commercially viable games, it is strongly recommended that you enrol in the full Game Design Package.
Where does Game Development lead?
Games Development is a Stage 2 Digital Technologies course. It provides knowledge, experience and skills to pursue any course at university in the area of Information Technology/Computer Science or Media. Other pathways include VET courses (such as through the Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE)). Potential occupations for graduates with programming skills are:
- Application Support Analyst
- Augmented/Virtual Reality Developer
- Business Intelligence Consultant/Business Analyst
- eLearning Developer
- Games/App Developer
- Graduate Developer
- Graduate IT Consultant
- IT Help Desk Analyst
- Multimedia Developer
- Program Developer
What work will I do in Game Development?
You will create practical, innovative solutions for games and develop your skills in a series of practical tasks looking at Ethics, Data and Analysis. You will also develop your programming skills in Unity.
You will collaborate on a project and develop a major solution on your own, based on your interest and the skills you develop in the course.
Where can I find more information about Game Development?
For more detail about content and assessment, view the course information:
- Stage 2 (Year 12)