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  1. Thanks for all your information. I were the last 3 weeks in holiday, no internet, nothing.   I think I will take a look at iOS game developing. I work in the next weeks with cocos2d to learn the first basics of game developing. Are there some good tutorials for cocos2d you have worked with?
  2. Thanks for the fast answer and the good link.   My platform for the future is not OS X or iOS. I would prefer (for gaming) windows and maybe linux (if the steam box will be a success). The problem at iOS is that there are to many limits because of the touch screen control. These kinds of games are not my target at the moment.   The game could be a nice 2D or 3D game for Windows. I think it's a long way to go but I don't want to start walking on the false way.
  3. Hi everyone,   I'm a developer for OS X and iOS apps and I develop little utilities, so no games or something like that. My dream is to make games and so I want to start making indie games. What programming language should I use for making indie games? I've learned Objective C, C, Ruby on Rails and PHP/HTML/CSS.   It would be nice to use a programming language which is not bound to a specific operating system, but it's not obligatory.    Have you any regards for me? Thanks!   And sorry for my english, its not my native language. ;)