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Windows 8 game development is designed mainly for C++ (which I don't know), but can be done in JS (which I do know). Is it worth it to learn C++ or should I continue with JS?

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You may not know it, but Windows 7, Vista, XP, Me(lennium), 2000, NT, 98, 95 game developments weren't designed less for C++ as mentioned Windows 8. Your JS code won't stop to work in Windows 8 that is. –  Markus von Broady Oct 12 '12 at 10:51
    
This is not a good question for our site; nobody can answer for you whether you should use JavaScript or C++. You need to evaluate the pros and cons of both of them and make a decision based on whether the capabilities of the language fit your needs. If both will fit your needs, then pick whichever you think will be better to develop in. See also this meta question. –  Ricket Oct 12 '12 at 13:56

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That depends on a which type of a games you want to create. If you make JS games already and you are fine with it, I see no reason to learn C++ (by the way I would not say that other game development options on Win8 is limited solely to C++, see also).

However, if you want to make to make games which are faster and with more complex graphics, then learning C++ can be an option. However be aware that native C++ abstraction level is very much lower of JS one, even if using frameworks and libraries.

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I would certainly consider using JS,

there are a lot of frameworks (http://phonegap.com/) around to create JS applications that can be run on multiple platforms like Android and IOS without to much extra code.

This way you do not have to limit your distribution to windows only.

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