As a general practice, if I would like to get started developing games and want to see instant results (however small), what tool set do you recommend?
1: I have programming and systems experience.
2: But not with Lua. However I recognize that if we use Lua then we have a larger pool of gaming talent to recruit from.
3: Willing to start small, but would like to scale large.
4: I’m working for a talented screenwriter who has some great story ideas but no program or game development experience. So we have a story, but no idea where to start.
We definitely are starting at square one. I’d be happy to build an online toy game where we can both collaborate and let others try it out. Any and all suggestions appreciated. My friend is very creative and talented and I would love to help him realize his vision.