Due to me teaching job and games that we made, I get to asked about how to get into game development and which way to go and similar nonsense. People are basically trying to evaluate that whether they are fit for the job or not or what’s the shortest way to get achievement and success.
I read a lot of articles and advices from “successful” game developers through the years and recently found a question that answers it all, and no, it’s not 42, at least not this time. I believe that answering honestly to this simple question should be enough to guide for either someone who just got into game development or even someone 10 years down the road and re-evaluating.
From the experience, I think one should not think twice about his answer and the first answer that comes into your mind, is the answer. Just don’t.
*drum roll* and the question is : “Do you see yourself doing something beside game development?“.
Reason behind is that this is hardest thing I’ve done my whole life and from what I’ve heard from fellow game dev’s, it’s not easy for them either. So if you see yourself doing something beside this, chase it and don’t ever look back.
I honestly believe only people that can not do anything beside it, should pursue it.