I already have an idea about how to code the game, because I started it in Director back when I was still plodding along in Windoze. Also, I'm looking for a good engine to start with. (I tried writing my own one before.)
I know there's an open-source ScummVM out there, so that would be an obvious choice, but does anybody have any recommendations for [ good engines | useful languages [ good books for learning those languages ] ] ?
I know you're going to say "don't jump straight into trying to make a game as your first project in a new language", but I ask you to give me the benefit of the doubt.
Any advice, please?