Today I sent my child a link to a report about a boy, who has created a commercially viable videogame. My son replied that he may intend to do something similar.
I asked him about the bottleneck of this project - what prevents him from making progress, but he didn't have an answer.
Judging from his behavior (the amount of time he devotes to playing Minecraft, making videos about it, trying to program in Minecraft using command blocks), he actually may have an inclination in this direction (game development).
What are the best ways I can employ to help him find out, whether this field is actually his destiny?
Note: I believe that the only way to find out one's passion is to do something, i. e. in this case - develop a game. In other words: You can only find out empirically (by doing), whether some activity is your passion or not.
I'm a software developer myself and I've tried to teach him, how to program plugins for Minecraft (using "real", state of the art technology), but until now he didn't want to learn it. I decided not to pressure him.