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I am 16 years old and still at school(UK). I really enjoy creating maps using things like the creation kit and workshop on steam. I have loads of game ideas and every game I play creates 100 more.

What I want to know is if there is a viable career creating mods/levels/maps or writing for games? It's what I love to do and if this is something I could get paid to do long term, it's something I want to be in on.

Thanks for reading this,


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closed as not a real question by Byte56, Trevor Powell, Jari Komppa, Josh Petrie, Tetrad Jan 14 '13 at 18:32

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This is a very open ended question and not really the target of this site. However, level design is a job role in many companies (Falls mainly under the art department). – CobaltHex Jan 14 '13 at 0:42
@Cobalt is quite right in that you're asking in the wrong place. However, we have a chatroom for just this sort of thing! There are some resources also in the FAQ if you'd like to look into a career in games. – Anko Jan 14 '13 at 0:46
Closing a question for fair reaons is ok, but downvoting a 16 year old kid for being enthusiastic is negative and discouraging. I for one am impressed by your words, keep on going, its not unrealistic, lots of my colleges including me started that way! Good luck! – Maik Semder Jan 14 '13 at 1:38