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User Info: CommunismFTW

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4 weeks ago#31
Tekken9292 posted...
If I had that much money, I'd direct video games with my own indie studio.
Since only from below can one better see the heights.
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User Info: MabinogiFan

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4 weeks ago#32
nominturddaddy posted...
Toby Fox. I don't think he's retiring yet.

Has he done anything since Undertale?

User Info: captsplatter_1

captsplatter_1
4 weeks ago#33
1337toothbrush posted...
That's nothing. Notch made Minecraft and became a billionaire around the same age. The game was poorly programmed, wasn't even a complete game, and the main mechanic was stolen from Infiniminer.

In that case FPS games stole from Wolfenstien 3D. Its not really stealing unless you copy the code.
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User Info: TreGooda

TreGooda
4 weeks ago#34
I just turned 36, would love to retire.
"Get a life! What? I'm a gamer, I have tons of lives."

User Info: Supremo

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4 weeks ago#35
nominturddaddy posted...
He was 36.

I just find it interesting how set-for-life some of these early game creators became. Nasir Gebelli. Did a lot of early Squaresoft work, including Final Fantasy and Secret of Mana (which is getting a PC remake soon). Apparently after finishing one game, he would take a vacation equivalent to however long the development of the last game took. Then he retired after Secret of Mana and has been living off royalties ever since.

What I find most interesting about this is that he was a main programmer at Square and he was not japanese
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User Info: ClunkerSlim

ClunkerSlim
4 weeks ago#36
What's sad is that I don't think any of the Atari programmers became millionaires. :(

After making ET, Howard Warshaw went back to school and became a psychiatrist. Tod Frye, who made Atari 2600 PacMan, is still working as a software engineer for the SunPower Corporation. I think the only people who worked at Atari and got rich were the people who left to form their own businesses like Steve Jobs and possibly David Crane who left to help form Activision.
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nominturddaddy
4 weeks ago#37
MabinogiFan posted...
nominturddaddy posted...
Toby Fox. I don't think he's retiring yet.

Has he done anything since Undertale?


It's only been three years.
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User Info: GeminiX7

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4 weeks ago#38
Tekken9292 posted...
This one Swedish dude on YouTube recorded himself overreacting to video games and pretending to be scared of Amnesia and now he's a millionaire.

You can get rich from hitting dirt until black goo spurts up. I don't know why people seem to think there is a correlation between hard/complex work and making money. For every one person who makes it big developing thier own product/service/company, theres a dozen people who got rich from pretty mundane/surprisingly simple jobs that either got lucky or had the right connections.
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nominturddaddy
4 weeks ago#39
Tekken9292 posted...
nominturddaddy posted...
What do people do when they retire with that much money that young? I'm not a fan of traveling so that wouldn't be something I'd do.


Philantropy


Your first act of charity would be learning how to spell.

Tekken9292 posted...
If I had that much money, I'd direct video games with my own indie studio.


They would all be bad.

TreGooda posted...
I just turned 36, would love to retire.


Nice.

Supremo posted...
What I find most interesting about this is that he was a main programmer at Square and he was not japanese


Yeah. Apparently they were fans of his work, but the only person that knew who he was was the person that hired him. Everyone else talked to him about this "Nashir" programmer who made really good games, and he didn't realize they were talking about him but mispronouncing his name until one of them mentioned one of the games and he went "Nashir? You mean Nasir? That's me." And then everyone apparently "went nuts".
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nominturddaddy
4 weeks ago#40
GeminiX7 posted...
Tekken9292 posted...
This one Swedish dude on YouTube recorded himself overreacting to video games and pretending to be scared of Amnesia and now he's a millionaire.

You can get rich from hitting dirt until black goo spurts up. I don't know why people seem to think there is a correlation between hard/complex work and making money. For every one person who makes it big developing thier own product/service/company, theres a dozen people who got rich from pretty mundane/surprisingly simple jobs that either got lucky or had the right connections.


I don't think anyone really believes that the only way to get rich is hard work. It increases your chances if you weren't already lucky, but there is some right place right time to it even with hard work. Lots of people die with good ideas people profit on later. Heck a lot of philosophers were nobodies in their time and then someone makes bank doing nothing but reprinting their work because eventually people were willing to pay for it. Just not when that person was alive.
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