A game is basically a structured type of play, often undertaken for fun or entertainment, and at times used as a teaching tool. Most games are independent from story, and from gaming device, while others incorporate both elements. Games are often different from work, which often is carried out for remuneration; and from literature, which frequently is an expression of cultural or aesthetic elements. Most games are played by using a keyboard or a game controller.


As technology advances the scope of video games increases. Many video games can be downloaded directly to a personal computer, or the player must physically be in a real location to play them. The growth of the video game industry has lead to the employment of an increasing number of people in all kinds of different fields. It is estimated that there could be as many as 25 million people employed in the game industry.

Game companies employ a range of different people. The most common jobs in the video game industry are programmers and artists. Programmers write the code that enables video games to function. Artistic specialists are involved with the design and aesthetics of the interface, character models, graphics, music, background images and sounds. The video games produced by studios are generally distributed through retailers and owned by the main company. Major studios produce console video games and PC video games.

The gaming experience is highly interactive. Video games allow players to develop the ability to think logically and to create solutions to problems. Because playing video games requires the players to use their brains it is imperative that the game designers create games that are not only entertaining but also challenging. For this reason many top gaming companies employ the services of piscatella designers. Piscatella designers are game industry specialists who are responsible for creating the majority of the video games that are released on the market.

Piscatella designers spend much of their time creating the characters, levels and puzzles that are required to play the majority of the popular computer games that are sold to the public. Piscatella also have a large role in creating the characters that will appear in game advertisements and in television programs that are produced for the purposes of selling video game products to the public. In addition, many video game companies contract piscatella designers to create concept arts and maps for them to work from. The majority of the piscatella staff is based at major game studios that employ thousands of game workers.

Due to the nature of being involved in the game industry, piscatella designers are exposed to a unique environment that differs drastically from other members of the creative team. Most of these workers are expected to work long days with little or no sleep and are expected to continually create new ideas and improve upon the concepts that the original developers have already created. For this reason, many people feel that working in the game industry is a difficult and demanding career. Many people who enter the industry do so because they enjoy creating characters for computer games as well as working on complicated programming and graphics. For many people, working on video games is their only profession and they enjoy every minute of it.