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Video Game Developer Interview Questions

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Ryan Brown
    Job Interviews Careers Computer Science Video Game Developer

35Video Game Developer
Interview Questions

  1. What challenges are you looking for in a position?

  2. Tell me about a video game you have recently played, and what you believe could have made it better?

    Community Answers

    • "Planetside 2, more complex weapons and smother combat."
  3. What was the last video game you played start to finish?

  4. What game would you make if money were no object?

  5. Have you developed or worked on any type of gaming before?

  6. How well would you rate you know C++?

  7. When was the last time you had to meet a tough deadline?

  8. What will you bring to the team?

    Community Answers

    • "I will bring a large amount of support to the team, I endeavour to make sure my team reaches the goal they so desperately need. I feel that adding me to the team will bring our performance up a notch."
    • "I am hardworking, sincere, polite person with good programming skills. I am patient and hence can bear any hard time with an ease."
    • "Everyhing im like the best player in the world."
    • "I will brink good information about what games that lids would like to play and hardwork."
  9. When have you worked an extensive amount of time at once? Tell me about it.

  10. Video Game developing can be a tiring process, how will you refrain from burning out?

    Community Answers

    • "I would probably try to have a good nights sleep the night before and make sure I had breakfast before coming to work."
    • "When I start burning out, every hour, y'know, I will get off the couch or chair, and go exercise!"
    • "I dont feel that . As I am very much intrested in gaming I will be happy if it takes long time."
    • "I really love programing but if I got tired I would take a break and think what I should do next."
    • "One way to not get burned out is not being a one man army, you need at least two people to motivate each other."
    • "One way to not get burned out is not being a one man army, you need at least two people to motivate each other."
    • "I like to think that I am a sort of quality assurance assistant. Know that I am helping to make the game better for everyone would keep me motivated."
  11. How creative are you?

    Community Answers

    • "I think I am decently creative, I can do many things other people can't and that is what makes me special and creative."
    • "I'm really good at making stuff and I have a really good imagination."
    • "I would say that I am very creative in areas that I am good at producing materials for, and would be more than happy to learn about areas I am not so good at and be more creative in them."
  12. What's the best game of all time and why?

    Community Answers

    • "Minecraft, because there is so much you can do and it is perfect for all ages. Ex: if you like fighting you can play survival and if you just like toi simply build you could play on creative."
    • "In my opinion, the best game of all time is Minecraft, because of the endless possibilities. You can build, fight, survive, socialize. Minecraft, from building a little hut to building a giant castle."
    • "Mario.... As it was my first game that I had enjoyed in my childhood with my friends."
    • "Mario, because that's where all good games originated from."
    • "My best game I ever played would be assassin's creed."
  13. Our atmosphere is really casual, but we expect long hours of work, are you okay with this?

  14. Give me an example of the most challenging algorithm you've created?

    Community Answers

    • "I don't create algorithms, I solve them."
    • "I had created a sudoku algorithm that works with probablities of losing."
    • "I had created a sudoku algorithm that works with probablities of losing."
    • "It would be an open world video game and it has to be mmorpgs. I live actions fantacy and others."
    • "I have never created an algorithm to my knowledge."
  15. How do you feel about overtime?

  16. Say you are creating a game of tic tac toe, how would you create an algorithm to implement a computer's artificial intelligence for the game?

  17. Give me a quick algorithm on how you can shuffle a deck of cards?

  18. Tell me about a bug you've found in a game you recently played?

  19. Which programming language are you most fluent in?

  20. What do you test for given that there isn't enough time to test everything you want to?

  21. Name a language which you aren't that adverse in. What steps are you taking to learn about this language?

  22. How would you make the games you are playing better?

  23. Name one thing that may make me regret hiring you?

  24. How do you extend your knowledge of programming on your own time?

  25. What was the easiest algorithm you have created?

  26. What do you know about sales?

  27. What changes to current video games, do you think needs made?

    Community Answers

    • "I would change almost everything in the game line it should be a tower that you have to reach to the top and it had to have levels."
  28. What is your favorite video game of all-time, and why?

    Community Answers

    • "Jedi Outcast, one of the first games I really got into."
    • "It would be assassin's creed because it's an open world and you can do what ever you want in there."
    • "Halo series."
    • "League of legendsBEST GAME EVER!!!!!"
    • "Nuff said ^"
  29. What video games do you enjoy playing the most?

    Community Answers

    • "Pirate101, wizard101, Gta, and black op."
  30. How far do you see yourself climbing, in the video game industry?

    Community Answers

    • "I feel like im just going to stay at the bottom and leach of of others income."
  31. Tell me about a time, when you needed to see the project as a whole, to complete the problem you were on?

    Community Answers

    • "If you mean how long it would take me to finish a project it would be about a week or sooner."
  32. What applicable attributes do you have?

  33. What is the most extensive program you have written?

  34. Tell me about the most challenging programming problem you have done? How did you figure out a solution?

  35. How well do you work in teams?