Associate video game producers are responsible for working on teams with other producers to oversee the development of video games, either at various stages of production or from start to finish. Those in this position work primarily in indoor environments, though light travel may occasionally be required.
Associate video game producers generally work traditional weekly business hours, but may work irregular hours depending on their employer. Formal educational requirements may vary; some employers require a bachelor’s degree in a field such as game design, business, or digital media. Experience with various computer programming languages is often required, as are courses in digital modeling, animation, media, and communications.
Associate video game producers have a variety of responsibilities, including: developing games for a variety of consoles and operating systems; serving as a liaison among development staff; maintaining budgets and schedules; overseeing creative and technical development of products; making arrangements for testing groups; submitting ideas to various publishers; and consulting among various teams which work on multiple products.
Associate Video Game Producer Tasks
Negotiate contracts and licensing deals.
Ensure the timely delivery of promised milestones.
Coordinate beta testing efforts and focus groups.
Develop and maintain production goals and budgets.
Act as the liaison between development staff and stockholders.