Spaceweezle, on 11 November 2016 - 07:26 AM, said:
I'm at a crossroads where I either follow my heart and invest my money into a project like this or buy a house and follow a more realistic, albeit more mundane existence. Funnily, I do genuinely believe I have it in me to produce a game that does everything right where so many get most of it wrong. When I look at the swath of crap on steam, such a task doesn't look all that hard to achieve.
I am not going to teach you how to spend your cash (and your lifetime with it) but please, hear me out.
Perhaps you know that you can do something better than others (or even be the only one to make things right) but still that would not be enough. Game development was never worth it: a dream some people want to turn real and make them happy, In reality, such work is a huge time/life consuming activity. Just look at those indie games: ether cheap and bad, or cheap and decent but still unfinished. If your money will not be enough (realistically true), you will have to find some investors and they will enjoy trying to interfere in your development etc.
So if you are ready to come through all this, then go ahead. But if you are still unsure, then don't.
And yes, if you buy a house, you will still be able to mod any game you want (S2, S3, H&S are still relevant and can be modded like how you want, even just for fun) and make anything you want right.
In any case, do not rush your decision.
On topic though.
H&S ( as well as S2 engine ) is the property of Nival and 1C. Novik is not the owner. Source: Novik
(russian ex-nival forum)