I'm 24 and have a passion for video games and game-design. I've decided I want to design video games as my career.
I have no experience with designing video games or coding but I'm interested and willing to learn. I want a job at any level but what would I need to land a job?
I have no college experience and I have no money. What is a cheap school, or do I really need to go to school for this, or can I learn on my own? Is it possible to do this with no money? I'm literally broke but I want this so bad I feel like its the only career I'll enjoy.
I want to call up company's and ask them what they are looking for in someone they want to hire, is that a good idea?
Also I don't know the history of video game design and I don't want to sound like a dummy when someone says something about this field or talks about a famous designer and I have no idea who they're talking about. So what is key info when it comes to this field and where should I find it?
Hopefully some of you guys and girls can help me out: I know in the future I will create something everyone will enjoy and you guys will remember when you gave me advice and I will always remember you guys for helping me. I'm gifted I know I am and I want to share my gift with the rest of the world by making games that change the Industry. Help me out please.