Skills that All Game Developers Need Part 3: People Skills

Written By MrSun at 8:00 am - Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
Categories: Game Development

People skills are something that everybody needs some time in their lives. The same goes for game developers You may not think this, but we have to go through many important interactions with other people throughout our careers. Completing them with good skill will profit you in many ways.

People Skills for Better Deals

The main interaction that you really will have with another person is with your sponsor, or the person who is willing to give you money for your game. Treating them with the highest respect will dramatically improve your chance of earning more money, regardless of the quality of your actual game.

People Skills for Cooperation

If you’re making a larger commercial game, then you’ll need people skills even more often. You’re going to have to negotiate with artists, programmers, and other people on your team.

People Skills for Popularity

Another way that people skills are needed for game developers is that your gamers are people as well. Just because there isn’t two-way communication going on doesn’t mean that you don’t have to respect them. Use humor, or anything to make the gamer like you. It will help your popularity.