5 Mistakes that Could Have Ended my Game Development Career

2 Jun , 2014  

5 Mistakes That Could Have Ended My Game Development Career

Everyone has their own journey to get where they want to go in life. Like many of you, I decided at a young age, that I wanted to create video games. There are many valuable lessons that one can learn from the journeys of those that have traveled the path before, and while I have high hopes for sharing many of these stories on Game School Prep, and have already been in contact with several friends in the industry across many professions who are happy to share, I wanted to start with my story.

Specifically, I wanted to tell you about some of the rougher edges; the things that my friends may not be comfortable sharing. These aren’t my brightest moments; they are embarrassing, and do not reflect my values. The biggest reason most people don’t succeed in following their dream is because they give up in moments like these – I want to share so that you can see that by persisting you not only survive, but often come out stronger on the other side. These days we’re inundated with positivity – people tend to only post “the good stuff” on social media, and so it is easy to fall into a trap of thinking it is easy for everyone else, or everything is always going well for them. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth; in fact, there is no way I could have achieved any level of success if I had not made mistakes like these along the way to teach me the valuable lessons that I needed to learn. More…