I've been looking into eventually doing PC game development as a hobby, and while I do have the program RPG Maker, (which is a very bare-bones way to make some games without any coding experience) it will only get me so far before I hit a dead end. I want to be able to actually write my own software, not just point-and-click my whole way through it.
So as the title says, I want to start digging into coding languages but I don't know where to begin. I am thinking that C# or C++ would be an ideal end goal for a language to master but a lot of my sources tell me that both of these require more experience in other languages before I can tackle them. So first, a few questions:
-What would you consider to be a beginner's ideal coding language? What are some examples of what I could do with this language?
-What tools/software will I need to study the language? Will I need more than that to start writing my own code?
-Any research materials that you can recommend? Books, websites, YouTube channels, phone apps, desktop apps, anything at all.
Thanks in advance!