Clarification: I'm not asking for the best place to start. I'm just asking for a place to start.
I am a C# web developer and I want to expand my skillset and have some fun while doing it. I know some of the basics of C++ and I would love to write a simple 2d game/game engine for myself using C++. What other libraries or SDKs do I need and where would I find some tutorials and informational resources to move forward?
I'v already looked into XNA with C#. There are a lot of resources for that but I would rather use non Microsoft products. The point of this is to have a little fun while becoming a better rounded programmer.
Thanks for any help!