Richard Garriott wants you to work in games, and this is coming from the guy who used to code his own games and sell them in plastic baggies at school. Now, he's been to space, is the father of Ultima and in many ways the modern MMO, and has formed a new company called Portalarium that will be bringing "great games for social networks and mobile!" Lord British, indeed.
Garriott thinks you might have an easier time coming up as an artist or a programmer, because it's easy to get your samples out there. But if you want to be a game designer and creator like he is, you come up against the barrier places to learn game design. In his opinion, a lot of people that claim to be game designers shouldn't use that title. So work on developing those "raw chops" by learning to be a programmer.
Keep your browser tuned to G4 all week as we keep bringing you G4 University, and at the end of the week we'll have a guide for you that rounds up all of the information, and gives you the perfect places to start looking, along with some helpful tips.