I recently left my full-time job for an independent game development career. So far things are going well: I've created two games for the iPhone (one has been in the app store for a month or so and the other has been in review for about a week). I'm working on a third game now. Each time the game development life cycle is shorter while the product quality is higher. However I am not yet making a living from my games.
My savings can support me for another year. Here's my general plan:
- make a few more games
- in 8-9 months look for a job in the game industry (if my games are not paying the bills yet)
How would you proceed in this situation?
Perhaps you would look for a game dev job immediately. Or you would move somewhere with a lower cost of living hence maximizing your time to work independently. Or something else.