I feel like learning how to make some simple Flash games, moving up to more complicated ideas later on. I've downloaded/installed ActonScript and Fixel's stuff for programing. Where's a good source for tutorials/guides for learning to do the basics?
The only problem is that the tutorial website
linked from fixel's page doesn't seem to have much in the way of tutorials between "Hello World" and stuff like "how to make a mouse-controlled turret." It does have the information, AFAICT, but not in a clear tutorial format that I'd prefer.
Or if fixel is too new for there to be good guides for it, what other programing languages might be good? I'd really like to do flash, as it's so common, but I'm open to trying things like Game Maker. I'm mostly interested in 2D games, as I frankly am terrible at 3D modeling, dread thinking in three dimensions, and I think the pixelated nature of Fixel games would do well to manage the ugliness of my art.
As far as programing experience goes, I've taken a course on Java recently, and a Visual Basic course way back in high school. I wasn't a great student, but I got the basics of how a program works down.
Also, just to be clear, right now I don't want to make a super-responsive platformer or anything like that. I'd like to make a simple, menu-based RPG as my first "real" game, although if there's something simpler to help me bridge the gap from "Hello World" and pick up basic game mechanics, I'm plenty interested.