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That's a great, kind and inspiring article. Showing a bright side of things is a positive experience.
It has been brutal at times when I almost walked away

It would be most interesting to know about negative experiences as well, I'm sure 25 year veteran can share a bit of a wisdom about a dark side. But maybe it's for some other time/article.

While the article clearly gives tips how to get into gaming industry as an employee, I was really expecting some advice for people who already make games as a hobby for instance. E.g. so — I've made a game — how to make a profit?
How do you decide whether to continue a hopeless project or abandon it?

P.S. For a software developer — there is a wide choice of job opportunities, and frankly game development salaries in CIS are not very lucrative. Making games for living is more like a sacrifice for passion fulfillment and as responsibilities and expenses grow — pragmatic approach for software development is to drift away from games to a better/stable working conditions and salary.
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Great questions GCU! The dark side, most of those experiences would involve revealing name, situations, companies, and such that are better left unknown :) Knowing any of them would not help anyone, anyways. THey were all very particular events that just went the wrong direction.

You're correct, your second would require a much longer set of recommendations :) I'm sorry to hear about salaries for programmers. They get very large salaries in the USA.
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I'm sorry to hear about salaries for programmers. They get very large salaries in the USA.

In fact salaries for programmers are pretty good there too, not by US standards though :), but it's harder to get these in game development, than some enterprise sector for instance.

Of course there is no point in revealing names, situations or companies:
Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.

P.S. Hope your lecture goes well — Saint Petersburg is a great place except for the weather sometimes — it snowed on May 3rd this year.
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