I'm a small hobbyist game developer out of Vienna, Austria.
I spend most if not all of my time making and playing and learning how to make even better games.
All my knowledge on how to make games is self-taught, so if you think you need some-kind of expensive or lengthy education to make games just hop onto Youtube and Google and you can make your first small game before the day is over.
I prefer the Unity Game Engine, as its component and object oriented systems are very easy to work with and understand as a new developer.
Currently you might notice all games of mine are done in ' Game Jams ', that's because I really prefer to make games in a limited time-span and limited by a theme because that's the easiest way to try loads of ideas without overthinking and spend to much time on any single part of it.
My games are always done within a week or 3 days. So they are short snacks of entertainment rather then the full buffet you might be used to from a Commercial AAA release.