Leaving a workplace is always a tough decision, but when your visa is directly tied to your job, it’s even tougher! Apart from the frightening choices regarding a next career move, I would also have to say a rushed goodbye to my friends before my visa gets revoked. It was tough decision to make, but one that needed to be made.
Living in China has been an unforgettable experience beyond tourism. Even after two years I still find myself surrounded by unexplored adventures. Still I had to ask myself a difficult question. Am I an adventurer (perhaps even a “travel blogger”, god forbid!) or am I in fact a game developer?
Despite still enjoying the life, I came to realize Chengdu was not my place to mature as a developer. With the simplicity of children’s games not requiring complex tech art, and with an unavoidable language barrier keeping me from dwelling into team pipelines, there wasn’t enough room for my skills to grow. Luckily I’ve found just the right place for me, stay tuned to find out where!