So ever since I was around 12 I've wanted to make Video Games. Not stuff like FarmVille or stuff similar to that, but an actual game with a story and such. Well I'm 17 now, and I feel like I'm way too late to start learning how to program.
Basically, I just need to know if I'm too late to get into Game Development and if not, some direction on where I should start.
Maybe some general information on what I should know getting into this, and how to motivate myself to actually follow through.
Also one more thing, do you need a fancy degree and a lot of education to get into the industry? Like, I'm not completely opposed to working for a big company, but I'd rather do stuff my own way. So any information regarding Education, and whether or not you need a degree and stuff would be helpful!