For a while now I have been interested in playing indie or independent games. As this interest grew so did the will of making my own indie games. I understand that there are many way and programs to make indie game, some that don't require any knowledge of programming. I honestly prefer the flexibility of programming knowledge to help improve the overall quality. As for the actual question; How difficult and time consuming is learning programming. I am aware that there is no exact answer for this but a personal or general response is what I ask for. I'm not planning on majoring in programming, just have the capabilities to make worthwhile 2d games. I appreciate any recommendations or links that may help. Thanks. This is just my repost from yahoo answers, I prefer a forum for these types of questions.