I'm a PHP programmer/Web Developer. My son, now 11, wants to learn Game Programming. I'm not a all familiar with game programming and looking for recommendations for someone of his age to begin to learn game programming. I have some questions:
I assume games are written in lots of languages. What would be the best (maybe most popular) one for him to learn specifically for game programming?
We are a Mac Family. Can he learn to do this on a Mac or do we need to get a Windows based computer? It's fine if we do. I want him to learn on a platform that would be the most practical for his future if he should decide to pursue this as a career.
Any good books out there that you would recommend for an 11 year old? I should mention that has not done any programming at all at this point, but he is motivated about game programming so I really would like a great book for him (and I, I'll be doing this with him in the beginning) to learn the basics.
Thanks much for your help.