Originally posted by BluePriest:
Easy start, and although it wont get you as far as youd need to be, it still starts you off.
starting with Brainfuck is easy too, and since the language is turing complete, any computable sequence can be computed with it: meaning you can make games every bit as complex as a modern console game thrown out by EA or some other giant. it just won’t be remotely easy because it’s also a turing tarpit: anything complex is made insanely difficult; like walking through a tarpit.
and learning any language makes learning any other language that uses the same syntax easier: AS3, Java, C, C++, Visual Basic, C#, whatever.