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05-26-19, 11:12 PM   #6
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Lua is a fairly simple and very niche language, it takes a couple of days to learn it even if you're a beginner, takes a bit more to master it. Pretty much no one is going to hire you as a primarily Lua developer in 2019. You normally learn it for a hobby project or if it's needed as a scripting language at work. Since you're studying gamedev, you should know that plenty of game engines use Lua to provide some sort of scripting environment or for UIs, but then you still will be doing 80-90% of your work in the engine's primary language or C to implement the API for the UI and stuff.

As for reward programmes, there's one on Curse, but your addon has to be insanely popular to earn you something noteworthy, maybe a hundred bucks a month, if you're lucky and create the next big thing. Otherwise, you're looking at mere dollars a month.

And yeah, your addon has to be free, donations or additional paid features, for instance, TSM Premium, are your only options. But for the latter to work, your addon, once again, has to be really popular.

Basically, what I'm saying is you should do it for fun because you want to

Last edited by lightspark : 05-26-19 at 11:17 PM.
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