Thanks Daark.. you sound wisen, like Yoda. I've bought a book through Amazon called 'Programming in Objective-C - fourth edition' by Stephen G Kochan. From my research, this seemed to be the book to get for beginners. I haven't been sure how to go. But after what you've said, it seems to be a good idea to just knuckle down and plough through the book and then focus on games later. Kinda like crawling before walking? I'm guessing that you don't really think that things like iTorque 2D are a good idea.. like cheating? And in the long run, not such a good idea as you're dependant on crutches that don't allow for much creative programming.. would that be a correct way of seeing it?