We need a "50 over 50" list of game devs. It's a challenging career for the long haul, and also not always great at valuing experience.
Player choices in games say as much about us as creators as they say about players. By providing and limiting choices, we're stating values.
Having ideas that sound good is trivial. Having ideas that work is hard. Figuring out HOW to make those ideas work is being a designer.
Talking about being a game dev over fifty & how challenging it is to stick with it made me consider the things I've learned over the years.
Call 1-844-USA-0234 and put in your zip code. An automated service will call each of your state reps in turn so you can express concerns.