Hey all. I'm interested in getting into game design. I did some research, and found a bunch of recommendations for free programs; Game Maker, Godot, Construct2 etc.. They all seem good, and I have no idea where to start. I know that at first it doesn't really matter--I should just be focusing on getting a simple prototype running, and not succumbing to unrealistic expectations or ambitions. But I'd prefer to use software I can continue with once I've learned the basics. I don't really want to "graduate" to a whole new system. So, I guess I'm asking if there's one I can both begin with and continue to use as my ambitions develop. Some thoughts: 1. I like story-driven games, but with definitive gamic elements. 2. Not a big fan of point-and-clicks, although I love walking simulators 3. I like RPGs 4. I'd like to learn to code eventually. 5. I'd like to learn 3D games eventually. Any feedback would be appreciated. There are so many options!