Please read this.

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MariosManiatis #826 0 23

Hello, I was thinking to write this for a while, but i thought it wasn't needed. Until some recent events.

My story is: I loooove to create games. It's my passion, I do it for 7 years, started from gamemaker went to UDK and many more until i landed on my favorite engine. Unity.


I recently finished army(its a must in my country). It was a huge waste of time and resources. But i learned one thing. Life is small and time is worthfull. So i decided to start my first game for android. Meanwhile, my parents were push me to find a work. I went to a web development team. 9 hours per day for 20$. And the boss, owww the most mean person. With the support from some close people i decided to start and continue doing what i love. So i finally ended my first game.  It was an android game , i didnt expect much. I didnt even promote it. But i was so happy and proud. Finally i was doing what i love! A month passed by, and my parents was like. Uhmm try that job, go to this site ,search something.

I was like ahhh okay...

I went to some jobs, but after a while my brain or my heart was saying some stupid stuff to not get the job because i knew deep inside i couldnt be happy. I was afraid that maybe i wont have time to continue game development. 

I didnt take the jobs, and i was happy inside. Meanwhile i was writing a scenario for a game named situ which i recently making. 

So i decided to discuss with my parents that i want to give all my time to making the game. But they dont understand the internet. They think i play games and not making them. They supported me at first and those where the most creative days. But then, it started again. Do something with your life, do that, do the other thing, you cant be successfull with internet or without a physical job. I was soooo mad at them. So it started to bring me down. Almost i got depressed. Meanwhile i tried some freelancing websites just to show them you can make money from the internet. But i never got picked for a project. I searching some space and relaxation throught games by playing them. I just thinking i should drop my pc to the recycle and start working at McDonalds. I just cant stand it. I write this because Tim Ruswick  you once said about negative people in life.

Please i'm begging for advice. I'm begging for a solution. If anyone can bring me a way out of this.

I want to ask sorry for my bad english.

Thank you sooo much for your time and really sorry once again. 

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Code_Guy #615 0 33

I don't know why nobody has commented yet for this post .... i really want to help but i think i'd be at the same situation as u soon , since i'm in love with game dev and programming in general but i'm always doubting myself :/ ... maybe that's not very helpful for ya but i just want you to know that you're not alone 

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iSalts #840 0 15

Sorry, but I really think you're wrong. Wait, let me explain.

Put yourself in the place that your parents are: You had a child, you paid school/college for him, you gave almost everything that you can afford for him and then he just don't want to get financial independence. I had the same problem before, my parents were a real pain in the ass. They always said "Do this, do that, work, etc" but I always, like ALWAYS, wanted to make games. Then after spending some time thinking about this subject, I saw that I was wrong too and now I know that I really need to do something to have my financial independence first, then I can spend my time working on something to achieve success with my game development career.

See? You being independent, you can do what you want. So, why don't invest some years of your life doing something to make money, to make you independent, and then invest in yourself?

Hope you understand me, bro. I really don't want to make you mad at me. If you need someone to talk to, you can count on me. I'm a Brazilian, but I know a little bit of English too. Cya.

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MariosManiatis #826 0 23

Thanks for replying.
I really appreciate it. You are not wrong at all! I believe independence is very important, but also support from close people is really important too. I'm from Greece. Here everything is like a third-world country when is about work. They don't respect you and the skill level is very basic. Payment is not enough even for a 2meters*2meters appartment and very often they don't pay you at all. For me, it's not about money. For me is always to follow your dreams and your insticts . Don't be a drop in the ocean. You gotta start somewhere, do it now, not in 10 years. I might sound stupid and arrogant but I'm very focused on my future. 
I was in my worse mood these days. I was really, really bad... But i said no! I'm not gonna give up! None is gonna win me! I'm gonna try with freelancing over and over again! Meanwhile I'll continue developing my game! So i started streaming on twitch. It was really helpful, those 9 hours were the most creative hours of my life. One guy gave me 1$. I almost cried... 

If anybody gonna hate me for this comment i wanna say sorry. Really sorry. We! Indie Game Developers stand UNITED! Let's make our dreams reality!
I support you all!

Thanks again, and sorry....

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