Quote (Swaddle @ Nov 27 2019 01:10am)
mobile dev stuff would be fun, looking to make new software and programs for games, hacks and mods and bots and to be a game developer
Oh you innocent spring chicken. So here's some advice from me, a career software engineer that makes bank doing boring big biz programming stuff: Get paid to do the boring stuff. The challenges are still fun, and you will have enough time to code games as a hobby.
The general problem with becoming a game dev is that you will either be a poor indie dev taking side jobs to pay the bills, or you will become a slave for a big game org. If your hobby is truly building video games, don't ruin it by becoming a dev slave for a big game dev shop.
If you want to get a feel for game dev on mobile and desktop, start playing with Unity.
Don't get me wrong, there are guys that make it and have nice lives devving games, but the era of Blizzard North, John Carmack, etc, is pretty much gone.