What is a good beginner programmer language to develop simple video games in?

by on August 25, 2010

Q: What are 2 languages that have these characteristics?

1. easy for beginner programmers / user friendly

2. has graphics capabilities and moving sprites and graphics is not too complex, no 3d just 2d

3. I want to make some games. Real simple, cheesy games — think Atari 2600 from the 1980s type of games .. combat, space invaders, etc

any info would be appreciated, websites, books, etc.


2 Responses to “What is a good beginner programmer language to develop simple video games in?”
  1.  
    Picked as best answer

    I’d probably suggest Flash for something like that.

    Lots of well liked books about Flash games.

    Also, lots of tutorials on-line: http://bit.ly/9IVbf4

     
  2.  

    I think Flash is a great idea. If you want to use a “real” programming language then Java might be a good option but I think if you just want to do simple games that Mark has hit the nail on the head by suggesting Flash.