Rob from Mini Fortress writes:
"A thought occurred to me today, I analyze video games multiple times a month and can tell the good from the bad, but I have no idea what it takes to create one. A common dream shared amongst many gamers is to one day make a video game. Some of these gamers go on to join the industry, or become independent game developers. Others, like me, continue to think about creating that dream video game, but do nothing to make that dream come true. Sure, some will tinker with Game Maker but give up after the failure to create something other than the included tutorial games. I am definitely part of that group. Passion would kick me in the ass, but reality would kick me even harder; I suck at a lot of the important things that it takes to create a video game, and that would be everything."