I started developing games over 20 years ago, in high school. Back then, we did all the programming, art, design, audio, testing, etc. We did everything! It was fun and it’s an incredible rush when you realize that you’ve taken complete control over the system you’re developing for.
The problem for me was that I had little-to-no help to learn, and I had to struggle constantly with very dodgy development systems. I just can’t believe how lucky developers are today, with so may free tools on the Internet, so many books, so many classes in colleges popping up around the world, and now (thanks to Andre) you can even have your own personal development console at home! (Heck, he’s even making a community for people to share their progress and what they learn!)
The XGameStation unit is perfect for beginning game developers.
All I can say, is seize the opportunity, learn, try, network & enjoy! You will learn a lot about yourself and your abilities as you attempt to get a game going. You can bet that this machine alone will trigger some hiring, when game companies see just how passionate and dedicated and talented you are. This console will give you that chance to show your ability.
I predict Andre will be getting thank you letters in the future from people who not only realized they now love making games (via their XGameStation), but that ended up with a professional game making career!
My first professional job for was $5,000 a year. In 2002, my company, Shiny Entertainment, sold for close to $50 million. Thank goodness I got started (even when the going was tough!). I would have KILLED to be where you are now!
If you’ve ever thought of making games professionally, and you want to stick a toe in the water, if you want to see how games get made, I can’t think of a better way than this.
Some of you will thrive, some will fail. For the ones that have the passion, I sincerely look forward to playing your games!
DPerry.com in no way affiliated with this hardware. The XGameStation unit was purchased by the author.