I'm new to the world of programming, as I've just recently taken an interest in it and I've made a few leaps into some of the languages. For the longest time, my dream has been to work with a large game development company, however, I understand the distance of my current knowledge from achieving that goal.
I'm posting this thread because I was hoping some experienced vets out there can help start me on a path as to what I should be doing, as just stepping into this world is quite daunting with all of the choices. I would like to learn the basics of a language and then be able to apply it to a small project like creating my first simple game down the line. So far, I've fiddled with Python, Java, and MATLAB (for engineer courses). I wanted to learn C# so I start in Unity, but I can't seem to find any free tutorials to the language that are good.
I don't have my mind dead set on what game engine or language I want to be using. I'd just prefer ones that pair well together.