(re: How do I break into the business?)
Jake, if you’re interested in FPS games (or simular) id software GIVES away their old game engines FOR FREE. Just goto their FTP site: http://ftp.idsoftware.com. People have modified their engines in lots of engenous ways (infact, quake 1 not looks as good as quake 3!). The catch is you need to give away your source code with your game, but you can also pay a 1 time fee to aleavite that.