Drag n’ Drop coding isn’t what I planned to learn, however after taking GameMaker Studio2 for a spin I realized there was more to it than I thought. Drag n’ Drop coding, and the GameMaker Language it’s tied to is quite powerful and may give you a head start to making that first game a bit easier.
If you’re interested in the CORE game engine and/or games, the CORE Certification may be for you. The Core Certification is a four part course offered by Manticore Games. Throughout the course you’ll learn the many facets of putting creating your first game and launching it on the platform.