One hundred idiots make idiotic plans and carry them out. All but one justly fail. The hundredth idiot, whose plan succeeded through pure luck, is immediately convinced he is a genius.
—IAIN M. BANKS, “MATTER”
Many books and articles have been dedicated to the topic of informing people on how to pursue a career in games. Often these takes are idealized, relying on wishful thinking and anecdotes of the successful to supply enthusiasm rather than paint an accurate picture of the realities and the trade-offs involved. Making a career in games simply is not for everyone.
A modern middle-class life is possible when you are working for a video-game studio in many roles: art, animation, ...