Re: Coming from another industry, clueless where to start
I'm basically in the same boat. I earned a bachelors in Business, have a decent supply chain job, but am looking to follow a dream. Some advice that's been given to me, read and join forums/communities, start networking. As far as playing around with engines, if you're really new to that stuff, look into modding. Basically, learn to deconstruct a game, and put it back together. That option of deconstruction/reconstruction could also give you some insight on what you like and don't like when it comes to working with a videogame.
All the best man