I want to work in...Games industry

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

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Sector overview

Sector overview of the video games industry

Typical job profiles


Games designer

Games developer


Useful online resources

Computer Games CreativeSkillset 

Finding work or experience in the games industry (pdf) prepared by Sheffield Hallam University


Games Radar (including online magazines 

Grads in games Careers advice and jobs board

I want to work in Computer Games University of Kent

Scottish Games Network

Scottish Technology Industry annual report


Job sites and specialist recruiters


Datascope (recruitment agency) - includes careers advice

Into Games non-profit organisation that supports entry to this industry


TIGA (trade association for videogame industry) jobs board


Professional bodies

Independent Games Developers Association TIGA

International Game Developers Association IGDA



To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.