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You are 1 in a Million

A topic by MaxSMoke777 created Oct 24, 2017 Views: 107 Replies: 2
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There was a jerk on this forum (who I will not bother to identify) who took offense to me saying I did amazing things. It seems the idea that anyone who wasn't himself isn't qualified to ever be called "amazing". Well I'd like to say that EVERYONE who puts a game up on this website is easily qualifies as AMAZING!

There are over 14 Billion people alive right now. Less then 1,000,000 of them are programmers. Maybe 1 in every 100 has both the talent in art, design, and sound, as well as the pure gumption to actually make and release their own game. That's 1.39 Million people to every ONE of you. If you, single-handedly, made a game and posted it here, congratulations: You are LITERALLY 1 in a Million. 

I live in a college town full of lots of talented people, and I've only heard of 2 whom ever released a game by themselves. Maybe you'll never be famous, or a millionaire. I think we can count all of the famous lone video game creators on both our hands, with fingers to spare. Even if nobody else acknowledges your work, or even seems to believe you in what you're doing, know that you are special. You are AMAZING! 


If I might nitpick, there are 7.5 billion people alive right now, we hadn't reached 8 last time I checked. And a lot of people make games. Strange as it may seem, itch.io is a small pond.

Otherwise I echo the sentiment. People should be proud of their accomplishments even if they seem small, and not listen to trolls.

I must be thinking about the age of the Universe. There's a 14 Billion somewhere out there.