More than 100 game designers at Rockstar Games’ Los Angeles studio have been involved in game design for more than a decade, and some are in their 50s.
One of the oldest game designers, Tim Sweeney, was born in New Jersey in 1964.
He was a big fan of video games and played with a number of them before moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1980s to work at the game developer.
He later went on to design and create the iconic Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto series of games.
But he’s been more involved with video games since the late 1990s.
He co-founded a studio called the Criterion Games, and worked on games such as the popular The Binding of Isaac and Dead Island.
He said he loves working with other game designers.
He said he’s often asked how game design can evolve, and Sweeney says it’s important to keep experimenting.
He sees game design as a way to create new games, and said there’s no magic formula.
For Sweeney, one of the biggest challenges with creating new games is knowing what works and what doesn’t.
He’s worked on some big hits like Grand Theft Automax and Dead Rising 2, but he says the most important lesson he’s learned in his career has been that games can evolve based on player feedback.
“The more we’re aware of what people are enjoying in the games, the more interesting they’ll be,” Sweeney said.
“So the more feedback we can get from them, the better.”