This is Where My Gaming Career Begins: Stories of Young Professionals from Wargaming Shanghai

Part 2: Diverse Career Opportunities

The gaming industry offers a wealth of different job roles. From game design to programming, marketing to art, and even content creation, there are numerous career opportunities here at Wargaming, and within the wider gaming sector.

Working at Wargaming is about being part of a collaborative environment, working on diverse projects, and making your mark in the world of gaming. Read on to learn more about the various career paths we have here at Wargaming Shanghai.

3 Exciting Career Paths in Gaming

Game Design

As a game designer, you will be responsible for creating the concepts and mechanics that form the foundation of a game. You'll bring stories and ideas to life, designing levels, characters, and interactive experiences. Qianyi Luo, a Junior Game Designer here at Wargaming Shanghai, explains a little about her role: “I focus on game system design, which involves creating engaging gameplay mechanics and features. I find the creative process of designing unique systems, such as player customization features, particularly fulfilling. Having the freedom to brainstorm and experiment is like unlocking a whole new level of creativity, and that’s what keeps me going.”


Game Art

Game artists create the visual elements of a game, such as character models, environments, and animations. If you have a talent for art and design, this role allows you to bring your creativity to the gaming world. Wenhe Song, a Junior Concept Artist, shares insights into his role: “As a concept artist at Wargaming Shanghai, my primary responsibility revolves around bringing game worlds to life through art. Whether it’s crafting scenic landscapes or designing captivating props, I relish the creative freedom this role offers. The most fulfilling aspect for me is when I get the chance to tackle something entirely new. While it can be challenging at times, the thrill of pushing creative boundaries and witnessing my ideas materialise is truly rewarding.”


Project Management

Project managers are responsible for overseeing the development of video games from concept to completion. Their role involves coordinating between various departments such as design, art, programming, and marketing to ensure the project stays on track, within budget, and meets the set deadlines. 

At Wargaming, we encourage our people to think big and to try out new roles. We asked Yansheng Zheng, Project Assistant, how she saw her future in the gaming industry: “The gaming industry is characterised by its innovative and fast-paced nature. Looking ahead, I aspire to become a producer, leveraging my passion for gaming to infuse my creative ideas into game development projects.”

Does one of these roles catch your eye? We’re looking for talented people with a passion for gaming. Check out our latest vacancies https://wargaming.com/en/careers/ !