I have thought about makign a game, and I would like to hear about suggestions for a 2D game. The idea is to be able to move sideways in the game, having buttons/switches, and possibly having some sort of event/dialogue system. Now it is possible to code everything by yourself, but I feel like it would be a tons of time spent on something, that is most likely done 1 million times, and probably the better way that I could ever come up with.
Basicly what I would need would be something with a good WYSIWYG editor. I thought it could be possible to do this in 3d too, where the map itself could be done in 3D, but the background is just some texture and the camera is placed in some distance of z-axis and looking directly on the scene. Also since I don't have much money, I would prefer this to be free, although I don't think there is that many engines that fullfill these requirements.