Every video game starts with an idea. Video game designers are responsible for concept origination and creating the holistic vision of the game. Tasks include creating rules of play, level creation and implementation, and user interface design and evaluation. More nuanced roles include designing game content, writing a plot, and blending audiovisual aesthetics into the mechanics of play. Depending on the project, designers may be embedded in other teams to help direct their efforts.
- Holistic vision, i.e. world design
- Game writing
- Mechanics design and testing
- Content design
- Level creation
- User experience and evaluation