What I'm about to do today: heading to downtown SF where I will meet the project lead of a recently formed game-making team and get set up with a workstation.
(1) will be set up with C++ and Unreal, a chance to learn these without having to layout funds myself for compiler/IDE/etc.,
(2) focus will be audio, my main interest,
(3) excellent position from which to achieve some sort of audio director or music director post as the company grows,
(4) the company is pretty solid in its main line of work (related to supporting VR) and has credible resources to risk branching into creating product as opposed to just supporting it.
(1) have to work with C++, not Java (welcome to the "real world"?),
(2) no pay for several months (pay contingent on our demo being accepted by Sony, at which point there will be back pay--I am mentally adding the word "maybe"),
(3) the audio I have to do initially will be primarily related to analyzing sounds (I have done very little of this), with only a bit of sound design and production added on (more my interest). Sound analysis requires things like getting a better grip on DFT and FFT, and it is going to take some serious cramming to "get" this.
(4) No guarantees the company will succeed.
Once again, am putting off work on Hexara.