For comparison, you don't need go further than looking what crowdfunding projects are the most successful, on average and total. Last time I checked it was life appliance tech and sorts of hardware.
But think in terms of the average regular jobs, too, not just the few cinderella stories of top dog start-ups whose run-away success does not come from competence and quality alone. In the valley, worst case, you still get to work engineering for money in excess of 100k/year entry, to nice conditions. The worst case in gaming is you're close to dead, the average is sleeping in a trashcan whenever you get a lucky break from sweatshop. Thus, even when it comes to start-ups, on a failure you can recuperate much faster and nicer, and prepare for the next by working some solid job for a year. Get-going or failing in gaming is a much tougher life.
Frankly, when it comes to engineering on the back end, working on games or a Google is not much different. Working games is not necessarily more creative and fun in the reality of that craft. I do think that ideally and overall, it has the best potential for interesting intellectuality, and Cass is the most fit person I know to head that up. We all would love to see him workin the next gang-busters game. but realistically, it's very difficult to present him a case in his own best interest as a friend, considering where he's at now. Who knows what happens when he finally attains financial independence. We could have some crazy fun 'round here.
When it comes to you and me, we might say, doesn't matter, we beat the odds because we're super special and stuff. Being convinced of your work is a healthy attitude. When it comes to starting up your own work, you should do what you're most convinced of and inspired in, what you know best, because everything relies on your self. Personally, I just don't know what else to do, I just can do what I do, the best bet I got, for my situation and personality, it works fair enough. If I could I'd prolly do like him though. Maybe one day it will all come together just fine, for all of us, since I got nothing else to believe in, this will have to do. it's that or alcohol.
Wut ohne Ziel. Wut ohne Folgen.