I´m a 32yo german indie game developer.
I have never learned developing games in a university or company, I have learned all by myself, watching tutorials, reading books and testing a lot.
My first step in Game Development started a few years ago in the Far Cry 2 Level Editor and some more editors in other games.
My first step in UnrealEngine4 was in ARK: Survival Evolved, my best map was the 6th winner of the Worldwide Mod Contest as honorable mention, I continued developing it a few months, then I thought, why should I help another game to get bigger and better if I could create my own game, this was end of 2016.
In June 2018 I thought I have learned enough to start development of "Defend Them", after some games who never got finished, this is my first one which want get finished.
Maybe I want continue the other ones later after my current got finished, the first was a strategygame like banished and the other one was a idle-business-game just with texts.
My future plans are to finish "Defend Them" and let's see how many games get sold, if enough for me, I will develop the next game, which has never existed in this form before.