Well I'm going to cut right to the chase starting with what I know and have done. For about the past 4 months i've been programing on my ti 84+ (in ti basic) and have created a few text games, tic-tac-toe, pong, and I'm working on space invaders and and snake clones. Other than that I've only messed around a bit with modding in terraria but only doing small stuff like adding some new items. Ok now for what I want. So what I'm basically looking for is some recommendations on game engine that could help me further my coding/programing skills and would be good for making a kind of simple 2d platformer say like megaman. Any other things you guys might think to be helpful to me just let me know.