What is Developer: Definition and 22 Discussions

A video game developer is a software developer specializing in video game development – the process and related disciplines of creating video games. A game developer can range from one person who undertakes all tasks to a large business with employee responsibilities split between individual disciplines, such as programming, design, art, testing, etc. Most game development companies have video game publisher financial and usually marketing support. Self-funded developers are known as independent or indie developers and usually make indie games.A developer may specialize in a certain video game console (such as Nintendo's Nintendo Switch, Microsoft's Xbox One, Sony's PlayStation 4), or may develop for a number of systems (including personal computers and mobile devices). Video game developers specialize in certain types of games (such as role-playing video games or first-person shooters). Some focus on porting games from one system to another, or translating games from one language to another. Less commonly, some do software development work in addition to games.
Most video game publishers maintain development studios (such as Electronic Arts's EA Canada, Square Enix's studios, Activision's Radical Entertainment, Nintendo EAD and Sony's Polyphony Digital and Naughty Dog). However, since publishing is still their primary activity they are generally described as "publishers" rather than "developers". Developers may be private as well (such as how Bungie was, the company which developed the Halo series exclusive to Microsoft's Xbox).

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  1. kypanz

    What topics can we discuss respectfully as curious developers?

    Hello guys i am doing the introduction, i am just a simple developer and curious person, i am here just to discuss some things with respect, sorry about my bad english i am learning it, thanks for read and have a nice week :)
  2. shivajikobardan

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    I am learning absolute basic python from udemy course. Till now I see no improvements at all. Except some small small improvements. How should I approach to learn python? I have 0 basics of programming even though I had already studied C and C++ as well as data structures and algorithm. I...
  3. davenn

    Chuck Geschke, founder of Adobe and developer of PDFs, dies at age 81

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  4. D

    Java What should i study in order to build my first Android app?

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  5. W

    Is Upgrading or Reinstalling Better for SQL Server Developer Now Free?

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  6. A

    What is Physicsforums and How Can It Help Me Explore Technology?

    Hi, I'm basically an Engineering student and love to explore technology. I was lurking and came across physicsforums. It happened many times that I got many of my questions solved here so I thought to make an account on it and start exploring physics at its full extent. That's all I can say.
  7. S

    Hello to all the great minds out there

    Hi, i am new here, I am an embedded software developer. I am here to share my knowledge and learn from you all . hope to have a great time here
  8. R

    Junior Java Developer in Test: Interview Questions & SQL/Java Practices

    I applied at an internship for the position of a Junior Java Developer in Test and I am wondering if you can provide me some screening question examples? The internship requires that I have strong knowledge in SQL and Java. I asked the recruiter to elaborate on the technical interview questions...
  9. D

    Majoring in Philosophy to becoming a Software Developer?

    Hi everyone so I'm at a crucial point in my life right now. Since I was in high school I've had an interest in technology and have worked on installing computer parts, and learning how to write programs. I started my sophomore year learning C++ with the C++ Primer which I got through half of...
  10. A

    Engineering Aerospace engineer as software developer?

    I am new here, and i really wanted to know if an aerospace engineer (today's aerospace engineers) have the ability or the skill to work as a software developer ? Thanks
  11. T

    Help with software developer career

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  12. D

    Can you become a software developer with an EEE degee?

    I'm aware that the answer is probably yes but if so would you need to spend a lot of time catching up or is the programming you learn in an EEE degree enough to place with a good stead for a job as a beginner software developer? Would it limit you from certain roles?
  13. T

    Is this a good salary for a software developer?

    I'm fresh out of college (21 years old) and i was recently offered an offer for 25/hour (40 hours) as an entry level software developer. My original plan was to go to graduate school but, ~52,000+ sounds too good for me to pass up. The company also supports its employees by paying for them to...
  14. K

    Engineering Computer engineer to a software developer?

    I have a degree in B.S. Computer Engineering w/ focus in networking, and after helping my little brother with his capstone project in game design at his school, I somewhat wanted to make a game of my own. Consequently, I purchased Gamemaker during Steam Sale and finished all of their tutorials...
  15. G

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    I'm starting my first year this fall so I wanted to find out all my paths with this degree. I will be attending Carleton Uni. Will I be able to develop weapons with a degree in aerospace engineering? I'm thinking things like missiles, rockets, RPG's, etc. What other degree should I go for...
  16. J

    Help an Independent Game Developer Solve a Problem!

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  17. K

    Physics Can i work in some companies as a website developer with a physics degree?

    i always want to develop some website but due to the lack of knowledge of programming, i can only use software such as frontpage. I always want to learn java and C++ but the tight schedule of physics makes it impossible. I am yr3 now so i can't switch major and with 1 yr left. so there's only...
  18. A

    How do I become a 'Software Developer' from scratch?

    I've recently made a final decision that 'Programming' is the career path i wish to take. I've been playing around with Visual Basic for about a 6 months now and i wish to take it to a higher level. I've been reading online courses for C++ and watching video tutorials. This, i realize, is...
  19. L

    Discover the Path to Becoming a Career Developer in the Field of Innovation

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    Physics Career path for BS Physics graduate/Software Developer

    Hi everyone, I graduate with a degree in Physics years back here in our country. My thesis involved developing support software for a LIDAR facility in our university. I've been working as a programmer ever since, mostly using Delphi and Java. I'm really interested in Physics (that's why I...
  21. Q

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    Hi, I know a little programming and am thinking of one day opening a software development co. Is there any1 who can gimme any advice as I have no real experience of how this would work. How to get work. What r common client requests? etc ... BTW What would be the most useful language(s) /...
  22. A

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    So I saw that Microsoft is offering $100,000 for a killer app for the TabletPC. http://www.ircspy.com/default.asp#Microsoft%20PC%20Developer%20Contest What do you guys think of the TabletPC? I personally can't see much of a use for it in my own thing. I type tons faster than I could...