I have a couple quick words of advice for anyone trying to make it in art or games. Firstly, do what you love. Even if you hate your day job, pick up a side project and make it your own. Secondly, be honest in what you do. They say honesty is the best policy, especially if you don't want to leave a business partner feeling like you burned them. Lastly, be good to people because they'll be good to you.
If you were wondering about the screen shots above, I'm finally making the game I want to. Those are some screen shots from my iPhone.