Gaming engineers are specialized IT professionals who develop, design and program video games. Their tasks may involve creating specific game mechanics or coding sequences as well as developing or fine-tuning gaming programs. Depending on their position in the team, they may be involved in the conceptual stage of a game design or tasked with debugging and troubleshooting the final product before release.
Gaming engineers typically work in a fast-paced environment with teams that include game designers, software developers and software engineers. Long hours are normal, especially during the final third of a particular project. Some games may require that engineers work with different codes to ensure cross-platform compatibility.
Denver‰Ûªs gaming industry consists of a mix of indie game developers and larger publishers. In 2015 and 2016, Forbes ranked the city the Best Place for Business and Careers. The city also boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country at 2.2%. Denver‰Ûªs thriving economy revolves around large government and energy sectors as well aerospace and technology.
Denver has an effective bus and light rail system that connects the major neighborhoods, but many residents prefer to take advantage of the pedestrian walkways. Most of the major companies and businesses are located in Downtown Denver while Capitol Hill is the hub for music-lovers and college students. Stapleton is a popular neighborhood for families because it‰Ûªs kid-friendly, with parks, malls and lots of open space for hiking or hanging around.
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