Game producers’ main task is to overview the whole process of making a game. Simply put, the producer is the person ultimately responsible for the planning, development, and delivery of a game. Involved in all aspects of production, a producer holds the broadest possible view of a project.
Producers may be involved with the business and they might decide or influence who will be needed to hire for the project. Producer is kind of the team leader who says the final answers for arguments when needed. Producer can be also the team lackey – doing tough work when needed. A producer is kind of the link between the artists, programmers, marketing people and upper management.
Skills that are typically associated with a game producer:
- good communication skills
- conflict management
- leadership (“leading people”)
- management (“leading things”)
- some programming knowledge to understand technological aspects
- art background may be an aid
- business thinking