Are gaming jobs just for coders?

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1. A job for me?

The games industry has pretty much exploded over the past decade. Exciting developments in the ever-changing world of tech have made games more advanced than ever before. What's more, a rise in mobile gaming is creating a whole load of new and exciting jobs that didn’t even exist five years ago.

Whether you’re a Candy Crush queen, a COD fanatic, or you always find yourself thinking up new worlds, fantasy lands and characters, Radio 1’s gaming experts Dan and Phil are here to delve into the industry and help you explore whether there’s a job in there for you.

2. A Grand feat

Grand Theft Auto V has become a global phenomenon. How many people do you think worked to make the game?

10 or fewer

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It's not the case for GTA V, but a team of 5-10 is fairly standard for companies working on small mobile games.

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Not quite!

This isn't right for GTA V, but 120 is the current mean number of employees working in a UK video games company.


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Believe it or not, just over 1,000 people worked on GTA V! This is unusually big but it shows just how much the gaming industry is developing.

3. Final Fact-asy

Key numbers to show the growth of and opportunities in the UK gaming industry

4. Emo goose?

Gaming gurus Dan and Phil are hyped about the range of careers in the gaming industry right now. Especially for an emo goose...

5. Career click

Click on the icons below to find out more about lesser known jobs in the ever-expanding gaming industry.

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