I'm 35, been programming embedded systems and various other business solutions for around 15 years. I'm now bored with that, I want challenge and excitement. More than that though, I want to do what I've always dreamed of doing, but until now has been very distant, the need to feed a family, pay bills and keep my house has been my main priority, and taken up nearly all of my time.
Now though, I have some freedom, my kids are getting more independant, my financial committments are easing, and I now have some time, so now I'm going to have to put in a lot of planning into using that time effectively to maximize the learning and experience necessary to write games, not just games, but great games that people would want to play, and maybe even games that may get me a job offer with some games company.
Oh, I should say that my interest would be in 3D games, FPS, racing, RPG and RTS, preferably on Windows, Linux and *BSD platforms, I'm not sure about consoles as yet as I don't really know how easy/difficult they would be to program for.
Anyway, if anyone dares read this, and has any suggestions at all, even if its your too old granda stick with SQL, please feel free to make them.
Have fun today!