When I first started this journey, quitting my job and saying "OK I'm going to learn to code full time", I did not know just HOW many jobs there are! I assumed that I would just be a web developer and make websites. I learned how to make some pretty cool sites and I was enjoying it for the most part. I really was just enjoying learning something new and in the last month networking with some incredible people I met at a coding festival.
11 days ago, I stumbled upon the C# track on Treehouse. I had heard of Unity Game Engine but I did not realize that you use C# to code games on there. I found an incredible Udemy course on using C# with Unity and built my first game in 9 days. I refused to use their basic ships, enemies, and powerups and designed my own in Photoshop. (That skill came in handy!) I am a huge Trekkie... So of course, when the teacher said that we are making a space shooter my mind instantly when to Star Trek.
You can play the full game here! Link
In the past 9 days, I felt more alive when it comes to being passionate about work than I have ever felt. I've decided that I want to continue learning C# and see where Game Development takes me.
I have always LOVED playing games, but being able to see how it works from the inside, fixing the errors, succeeding and having a finished game that people enjoy, dude... THAT is where my heart is.