Hi guys, new to the site. I've had a quick look around and some helpful info here which is great. Anyway my question......i have a little extra time on my hands and thought i would learn something new, and was wondering what language would help me most if i wanted to make a anti-virus program(everyone's dream lol) or develop a game?
Forgive my ignorance, but i'm a beginner and thanks in advance.
Most games are made with a game engine that uses a scripting language.
A lot of engines are written in C++. If you want to make a game look for an engine and see what scripting language it uses.
A lot of beginners (myself included) like to write the engine themselves. That's ok to practice, but it won't be worth anything unless you spend years on it.
For a scripting language I recommend python because it's easy and quite popular, it's even used to teach programming in some univerities.
The reason I recommend python over lua, even though lua is supposed to be faster, is because I know for a fact that python is used for much more that just scripting games, while I have no idea about lua.