Becoming a video game creator...
I am 30 years old, and just now realizing that becoming a video game creator is my destiny, and I have decided to dedicate the rest of my life towards this craft.
Anyway you slice it, learning C++ has got to be a high priority.
Here are some questions:
I'm completely broke, and I already have a bachelors in a foreign language.
Would it be worth it to take out loans, enroll in an online school, and get some kind of degree?
Or would it be smarter to just teach myself coding with books and DVD's?
My ultimate goal is to create my own video game.
I do not aspire to be some kind of master coder for some big name team, because then I will be making other people's games. I would be happy to do this for money and the educational experience, but my ultimate goal is to create my own games that hold my own creative vision.
I took one coding class before in high school, but other than that I am a TOTAL n00b to all this, so any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.
How do I go about becoming a video game creator when I am broke?
Thank you for all of your help.