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I'm finishing a masters in finance and all I want is to stay at home and try to live off of gamedev. I've inherited about 100k recently so money wouldn't be a problem for quite a while but my gf is working her 5 days a week at her definitive job and I don't want to make her afraid that I'll never work or make money.

I feel like I cheated her by telling her (and myself) that I'd work a good job in finance but this field seems too soul-crushing for me. Meanwhile I'm at home learning about code, modeling, texturing, animating, design, music, lightning...It's so great and some people on here (strangers) told me I have potential but not going directly for interviews out of college seems like a professional death trap. If I would try working on gamedev at home for a year or two, would it be possible to go back to corporations and interview as if nothing had happened? Or will they disqualify me on the basis that "I didn't really want this job at first"?

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>>1090409
I'm in a similar position as you are but I'm going to try my hand at entrepreneurship with some friends. All I can say is, follow your heart. I already have a really nice job lined up after I graduate but I'm going to back out of it.

If this is something you really want you should go for it. If it doesn't work out and you have to interview again don't tell them you thought finance was "soul crushing". Just tell them you wanted to pursue another interest first to see where it would lead and now that you have you are ready for the next step in your life. That's what I am going to do anyway.

The worst thing I have ever encountered in my life is regret.
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>>1090409
If you are good, and can show this through examples of games you've made, then you will be hired.
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>>1090409
One thing is always important in life: It's never ever too late.
There is always a possibility to make things great for yourself.

In your case: being an indie gamedev (especially a good one) for some time is not in the least going to hinder you to enter a finance corp later. They look for flexible, intelligent people and as long as you can show what your powers are and have decent arguments about why you did this or that, you're absolutely fine.

And in my eyes, although i cannot speak from experience here, they'd rather hire someone who has already done something in life, than a freshly graduated newbie.
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