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I heard about this program called GameMaker

it seems like a very easy way to program. How limited are these programs?

or should I just suck it up and learn Java?
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I can't tell you about that particular program but in general you sacrifice customization for ease of use with these programs. Chances are you'll eventually find something you want to do but can't with GameMaker, or any other such program, then you'll have to go back to Java, C++, or whatever and you just wasted X amount of your life on a program you can't use.

Also, I don't know how old you are, but being able to say you know Java will look a lot better on your resume than saying you know GameMaker.
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GameMaker. I used it from 6.1 to 8.0 and I loved it! Then I took a Java book to the brain. I now use jMonkeyEngine and Eclipse (usualy along with LWJGL).
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