I am looking to do some programming for hobby\interest, I have never programmed before and I am looking at with mobile games as they seem easy to do with the kits you can get. However I would like to also get into some serious programming down the track. What language would you recommend for creating IOS and Android games. Any links or pointers are appreciated, i am a beginner at this stuff and understand its a long road to program properly. I just need somewhere to start, I think if I can create a basic game like pong from scratch then work up to a 2d platformer, and go from there I would learn more than using a kit from either apple or Android. I am open to using kits if people think its worth looking at as well.