What is the difference between a video game designer and a video game maker?
Video Game designer refers to the graphic designers and sometimes the writers of the story.
Video Game "Maker" refers to the programmers and animators.
There are not many skills needed, but you do have to have experience playing video games. ^ The last answer to this question is completely bogus. You need a lot of skills for it. To be a video game tester is experience playing video games. The question is "What skills are needed to become a video game designer?" NOT "Are there any skills needed to become a video game designer?"