I would still be careful with that. I’ve heard from others that even a good friend can be the absolute worst person to work with when it comes to fiscal responsibility and reliability. The thing is, no matter what, you are entering a business arrangement, and such a commitment should be held sacred regardless of emotional ups and downs (which will happen in a business venture).
However, some people just aren’t suited for those kind of management responsibilities (which you must have in some capacity if you’re starting any kind of business with others), even if they’re the nicest people in the world. This is something you should ask yourself too, if you would be able to dedicate the time and energy to sticking to a schedule and getting the work done no matter what.
And other times, but way less often, people may abuse personal relationships to emotionally manipulate their team into doing most of the work while taking the same amount of credit. These people drag the project down and create resentment, killing the initial drive and excitement.
In any case, be very careful when and where you choose to commit your time and effort. Observe people closely, and try to imagine them leading a team or adhering to a schedule every week to gauge what it would be like to work them near daily. Are they reliable? Do they get their work done, and how well do they work with others? Even if they’re your friends, you cannot trust blind faith to guarantee a project’s success.
*And make sure you do the research on making a game to know what you’d be getting yourself into.
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