Now Is the Time—Take Your Chance
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at game development, there is no better time than now. The market for small games is flourishing, the tools to develop them are readily available, and more support is available for the effort than you’d imagine. Hobbyists and career-oriented developers alike have access to tools, tutorials, and an ever-growing community.
For better or worse, independent developers have a far greater degree of ownership over their work than traditional developers do. Daunting as that may sound, it’s difficult to beat the freedom of creative expression that an independent developer can enjoy. The incredibly short “commute” to your home office and self-managed work hours certainly don’t hurt the appeal either.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and try your hand at the fabled role of game development!