A product manager in the gaming industry is responsible for user experience, ensuring that the product runs smoothly and is enjoyable to play. A product manager’s specific responsibilities include setting team targets and goals, defining the product’s short- and long-term strategy, sorting and analyzing data about game use and competitors, and working closely with stakeholders like the game development team to resolve bugs and glitches quickly and improve gameplay.
Mobile game product managers tend to work in fast-paced environments with a focus on coming up with new games, concepts, and game improvements. Product managers who work on traditional video games function more like producers, spending time working on storylines and character development.
Product managers in the gaming industry need planning and organization skills, the ability to analyze and evaluate different kinds of data, and strong leadership skills to ensure that their team is functioning effectively. Lumina’s assessment helps candidates by indicating key areas where skills match, as well as identifying skills that require development.