Why game development?
For as long as I can remember I’ve practiced creating art. In my junior year of high school I was determined to go to school for graphic design. However, when I did research I found out quickly that making money from art is very difficult because of how precise and clean the art needs to be. For me, video games are a way to experiment and interact with art.
The other part of my reasoning for choosing game development was of course the programming aspect. My dad is an electrical engineer and tried to teach me how to create a text-based adventure in Python when I was 10 years old. I did some HTML, CSS and PHP in high school, but I knew that learning how to develop games would teach me how to write code professionally.
In college I was able to work in a software engineering internship where I worked on a simulation. I’ve decided to continue working a “normal” full-time job so that I can have a stable income and take care of financial responsibilities. However, I don’t want this to stop me from pursuing game development. So, for now I’m a solo developer working on games.