I was wondering if anyone out there would like to give me some advice? I've just finished a conversion course in software development, and obviously now should be looking for a job. However, I've always wanted to learn how to make games, and after doing a fantastic tutorial on how to make a space invaders game at www.planetalia.com
, I'd love to look into a possible career in this, be it in 2D Java games, or advancing into 3D and/or other languages.
Obviously I currently have, well, only about 48 hours of game development experience, but I was wondering if people have any good advice on how to pursue a career like this. Obviously I presume I'd need to learn lots more before I became employable, but how much experience do I need to get there? How long would it take to get the required experience/knowledge? Or alternatively, is a career in games very unrealistic, (due to it being highly competetive, or some other reason)and therefore should I just start looking for regular jobs using Java?
Thanks a lot in advance for anyone who replies to this