Hello, my girlfriend graduated College last year, and it is coming close to college time for her. She had her mind made up 5 or 6 months ago that she wanted to be a video game designer. But she was always afraid that the work load would be so intense that she wouldn't be able to handle it. The high amount of money required to enroll in a private college (because she proclaims corporations often attempt to recruit from private colleges), and the intense amount of work that comes with that sort of course has always given her doubts.
Today she seen this video http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/so-you-want-to-be-a-game-designer
and now she is convinced she doesn't have what it takes to be a video game designer.
What does everyone think about that video, is it accurate?
And if she wants to have some kind of career in video games, are there any other choices than programer, and designer?
As a high school dropout myself, I really can't give her any advice.
She is a smart girl, but not a people person, I really hopes she finds a career doing something she likes, and she likes video games.
So any advice you guys have would be appreciated.