So, I've been wanting to learn how to make games for a long time("small" 2ds, like meatboy, Monaco, and such)I read all these tutorials, but I don't really know where to start or what programs to use, the one thing I want to kind of stay away from is something like gamemaker, because if I learned that and eventually moved on to something like Flixel, I feel it would be a hard transition, I kind of want to delve right into programming or whatever(kind of have very little idea if I make sense or if when you read this I'll sound dumb, so I apologize).
So, I guess what I'm aiming for, is a very easy engine and programming language, and whatever else I may need, and something that is relatively easy to learn, for a while I was kind of aiming for flixel or flashpunk, but I still don't know what else to get, like where to program it in.
I am a noob, but I do know how to make ok-ish pixel art, which is pretty much all I have going for me, besides a basic understanding of html(very basic).
So, I want to know all the different programs(components) I need, and any suggestions if possible,as well as any guides/tutorials, if that isn't asking too much. TY <3
TL;DR Noob to making games, need to know what programs I need/should get, no understanding of programming languages, guides would be helpful