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Mobile Game Design Essentials by David Nolte, Dr. Claudio Scolastici

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The roles in an indie mobile team

What follows here is a review of the main roles required for an ideal mobile indie team. For each role, we provide a description of duties, skills, personal traits, and the academic formation.

We don't mean that this list of roles is a requirement for any team; it is possible for people getting into the game industry to have different backgrounds.

Also, we don't mean that each role represents a person. There can be people covering more than one role, as it is likely that more people will share one role.

The game designer

The game designer defines what happens in a game and what the player does to progress through it. He is responsible for turning a game play idea into a detailed design document, which is constantly ...

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