Attention: Wannabe Game Developers
just to follow up a bit on my manifesto-like thing from yesterday, i thought i’d point you over to the always seminal ‘make it big in games’ blog by jeff tunnell. his post on ‘five foundational steps to surviving as a game developer‘ rings true with a lot of what i said.
if you wanna work in games, prepare to live low budget for the rest of your life. if you want to “live downtown San Francisco, drive a Porsche, have three kids, eat out every night, have Starbucks two times per day, charge up the credit cards, and live the way most of society tells you to” then, get a job at hp or ibm and code java against oracle while you’re building executive dashboards full of business analytics — not games.