Hello, I am Sidharth and I am a Game Developer; how it feels crushing your own dreams to journey of finding your vision again and building a game development studio and a YouTube Channel. Ask Me Anything!
Hello everyone, I hope you are having a good day.
Video games have always fascinated me and my little brother since childhood. When my parents used to go to work, video games were the only getaway for us. We used to play for long hours and hours. And that's when.... you can say that seed of creation was sowed.
Fast forward to 2013, this is where I began our game development journey (short of). I with my brother started doing some freelance work and started providing 2D assets for games. And one lucky day I twisted my ankle and torn the ligament while playing. I was bed ridden for couple of weeks and that's when I discovered Unity (free game engine used to develop games). And this is where we started developing our own games.
Two years later, in 2015, I joined university and during this period also we were working on a title. My vision was always to build my own independent game development studio. But only couple of months later in college, I was introduced to 3D modeling and sculpting and trust me, looking at those 3D modeling stuff is just another level of fascination so I started to get drawn to it and slowly started leaving game development.This is where my vision started to get blurry. I started putting more time in 3D modeling and less time to developing our game. There came a point where I totally halted development of our game and just focused on 3D modeling.
In end of 2017, I got an internship in a 3D Scanning and Cleaning start-up so I moved to another town with my 2 buddies, I spent couple of months working there but during this period my health started to go down and I started experiencing major health issues. I was diagnosed with chronic health disease, Ulcerative colitis. According to medical science there is no cure for it and I was on heavy meds. But I knew something must be there so I spent next 2.5 years of my life healing myself and during this time I got more involved into family business of medicine (which was in havok for sometime) and less involved in my creative work.
At this period, I was completely lost from track of career and life. I didn't know what to pursue anymore, whole day was spent in fighting and curing the disease, depression, the symptoms and anxiety.
By the end of 2018, early 2019, the business was pretty much back on track and I started following some inspiration speakers, people who have been successful even after failing multiple times. I started reading about them, studying their life and how they structured their life back together. To name a few, Tom Bilyeu (Impact Theory), Brian Ross (London TV), Gary Vee, Simon Sinek, Thomas Brush (founder of Atmos Games and creator of game called Pinstripe), Elon Musk, Hideo Kojima (the most acclaimed game designer) and many more people. This is where I realized what was the vision of my life all along, what was my vision back in 2015. So I decided to pick myself back up again and walk down the road to my vision.
While writing this, I am working on development of our first commercial game and I have started my YouTube channel on Game Development where I help anyone who is looking to kick-start their game development journey by sharing Tutorials on game development for beginners (mostly), tips N tricks and game design talks. And help them in avoiding the mistakes I have made during my journey. You can find my YouTube channel here > Sid Makes Games
If you are interested into game development as a career or just as a hobby. You can join me on Discord server and we can talk about everything related to game development >>> https://discord.gg/KAtfM4R
My vision is to run the best (not the biggest) independent game development studio in India.
I will love to have some conversation with you guys so Ask Me Anything! :D
Oh, by the way, my proof >>> https://imgur.com/ysOcO2n for AMA