If you're looking to build games and want a fun (and free) high-performance, cross-platform development tool, take a good look at Marmalade. Learn to use the Marmalade interface, hear how to develop the basic components and structure of a game, explore scene management, and get the details on Marmalade tools, Marmalade Quick, and Lua.
In this first of two Jump Start training courses with live Q&A, you're in for a treat and lots of demos as experts Lee Stott and James Mintram walk you through an entire game build, help you create (and avoid) space aliens, and explore game loops, graphics, and collisions. You even look at monetization and learn how to publish your first game. Get ready for some fun and games (literally)!