Gaming engineers are skilled professionals who develop the basic programming of video games. Their duties may include creating programs to control object mechanics, simulate motion and determine how characters look. They also ensure cross-platform compatibility, work on game updates and are responsible for troubleshooting and debugging video games.
Gaming engineers work in a fast-paced office, often spending long hours at a desk. They collaborate with other programmers, designers and software engineers. Alongside being skilled in most of the common programming languages, most studios expect that game engineers stay updated on other game-related technology, such as virtual reality, 3D scanning and facial recognition.
Home to more than 8 million people, New York is a major financial capital. The city is a destination of many businesses and boasts a vibrant mix of media companies, small studios, freelancers and video game companies like Zynga and Rockstar. In 2016, three New York universities received grants to create a network of digital gaming hubs to further spur the growth of the gaming industry. Many of the major entertainment companies in the city, such as Nickelodeon and VH1, now include gaming projects in their portfolios.
New York is divided into five major boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. Most residents rely on the city‰Ûªs subway to get around town. In addition to its vibrant Broadway theater scene and Central Park, the city boasts multiple museums, including the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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