I learned today that as of yesterday, I am a professional game developer.
Yesterday, being the Hour of Code, my school an event for middle schoolers, to try to get them into CS. We also set up a Penny Arcade, where we displayed games made by us students for the little ones to play. None of the games cost more than 10 cents to play, and all of the money was being donated to the Philippines.
We made over $38. Off of change.
This fact in itself astounded me (I didn’t expect more than $10). But, then I realized that I had made money off of my games (4 to be exact.) According to the October Challenge, making money off of games at all makes you a professional. Now, I realize that’s not the same in every person’s eyes, but the fact that I made MONEY off of my games is HUGE to me.
Sure, I didn’t profit. But I helped raise money for others, and in my mind, I think that’s better than keeping it. But still.
Professional. Game. Developer.