I don't have CS or IT degree. I only have diploma In EC. My age is 30 yrs. I've been looking for C++ job but it seems nearly impossible to find a job at this age without CS or IT degree. I want to make career in C++ game development. So I read Frank Luna's book on DirectX10. I am currently learning about PhysX game engine. But i need a job to pay bills because currently i am unemployed. I am ended up with only two solutions:
One way is to get a part time job unrelated to programming and keep learning DirectX and PhysX and make some small games to enrich my resume.
Other is to start workiing on project that involves DirectX and PhysX. However, It is going to be really tough because I have self studied C++ so i am not an expert. But I like C++ very very much so whatever is missing for work I will definitely learn it.
So can you suggest me a roadmap for C++ game development Job ? Or maybe anyone working on such project in Mumbai who need trainee programmer?