Video game producers are responsible for coordinating activities that relate to the creation, execution, and distribution of video game content for their company. They are in charge of interacting with a variety of internal teams to facilitate workflow, and they exchange information regarding video game development and ideas. One of their main responsibilities is developing strategies across departments and aligning communication efforts. They are also in charge of keeping accurate progress of development and creating a schedule to follow.
Video game producers participate in business meetings to suggest changes to the video game content based on their research, observations, and market feedback. They also balance risks and opportunities to increase company profitability using fewer company resources. Additionally, they provide support related to day-to-day activities and develop business cases for new initiatives, as well as oversee marketing plans and product content programs.
A bachelor's degree in a relevant field field is necessary for this position, and previous experience is generally required or preferred. Video game producers must possess excellent multitasking skill, be organized, and pay close attention to detail. Additionally, they must have the communication and leadership skills to motivate colleagues to reach content creation deadlines. Video game producers must work well with coworkers in a team setting, but they can also perform effectively on their own.
Video Game Producer Tasks
- Manage relationships with internal departments (editorial, marketing, legal') and external partners when necessary.
- Define the milestones, schedule and content.
- Define game concepts in collaboration with development teams.
- Validate delivered milestones in relation with the objectives.