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The Most Laborious Occupation in the Game Industry

Date: Apr 27 2012 07:01:01 Source: BBGsite.com Views:
KeyWord: The International Labor Day, The Most Laborious Occupation, Game Industry, Customer Service, Game Testers, Game Programmers, Game Operators, Game Planners, Bosses

The International Labor Day is a festival for laborers all over the world. With the approach of this annual holiday, let's sit down to talk about which the most laborious occupation is in the game industry. After all, the game industry is involved with information technology industry, entertainment industry and service industry.

1. Customer Service

Customer Service

Customer Service are a team facing to players directly. They not only have to be familiar with their business and take regular tests to enhance their vocational skills, but should have remarkable mental resilience to deal with different players. It is not rare that they are disturbed by players on purpose.

More terribly, Customer Service don't get what they deserve to. They work hardest, normally providing service all day and night, but they don't be paid well.

If you are a player, please understand the difficulty of Customer Service and cooperate with them. If you are a game developer, please attach enough importance to them. It is a good thing to say “Happy Labor Day” to Customer Service on May 1st.

2. Game Testers

Game Testers

In many game companies, the post of game testers is held by experienced game planners, artists and programmers.

Being a game tester may be a dreamy job for lots of players. Because game testers can go anywhere they want in the tested game and have awesome equipment and attributes by just inputting several simple commands. They play the game all day and earn money at the same time. How nice the job sounds.

Nevertheless, in a test version, there are no other players. Game testers have to go through the game alone, without any friends beside. They play the game with the aim of finding out bugs, which drives them to exhaustion. Unfortunately, if they miss a bug that is discovered by wise players, their company will suffer great losses and they may even lose their job.

Game testers work overtime the most frequently, whenever a new version, event or patch is going to launch or a third-party program occurs, they have to work to next morning until everything is solved. So imagine how tired game testers are.

3. Game Programmers

Game Programmers

At the mention of programming, you must think of mathematical operations instantly. Doubtlessly, programming is a brain-consuming thing. Rumor has it that 10 people die from overwork and 9 out of 10 are programmers.

It is said that a game company once held a family reunion event. All programmers' family members were invited to visit the company and meet their husbands. Because when programmers' wives were asleep, they were working overtime, when they got home, wives almost got up. They had no time to stay with their wives and children. In their children's eyes, they looked like strangers.

So don't envy programmers, although they earn a hefty salary, they sacrifice their health and energy.


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