Graphics Programmer Historically, this title usually belonged to a programmer who developed specialised blitter algorithms and clever optimisations for 2D graphics. Today, however, it almost exclusively applies to programmers who specialise in developing and modifying complex 3D graphic renderers. Some 2D graphics skills have just recently become useful again, though, for developing games for the new generation of cell phones and handheld game consoles. A 3D graphics programmer must have a firm grasp of advanced mathematical concepts such as vector and matrix math, quaternions and linear algebra.
Santa Monica, California, United States of America Santa Monica is a beachfront city in western Los Angeles County, California, United States. Santa Monica enjoys an average of 310 days of sunshine a year. A number of software development studios are based in Santa Monica, making it a major location for the industry. These include: Activision Blizzard, Treyarch, Cloud Imperium Games and PUBG Corporation. Sony Santa Monica Studio is also based here. Santa Monica features in a tonne of technology software including Grand Theft Auto V, Driver, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, The Crew and Need for Speed.