Anyone else make games? I don't. I don't know how! But that doesn't matter, 'cause I've seen some pretty awesome Indie games out there. So whether you make 'em in Flash, XNA, Game Maker, feel free to discuss, share, help, and derail this thread train.
Now my reasons for creating the thread are, of course, selfish. I need a good programme to create a platformer. But not Flash. So... Who wants to be the first to help? (If you don't want to answer or can't, feel free to post anyway. This thread is not about my petty question.)