Seeking programming sw for 12yr old


I’m a homeschooling mom to a 12 year old young man. He likes computer games and loves programming Legomindstorm robotic pieces. The problem is, most (99.9%) of the video games are not appropriate for him:upset: . What he would like to do is create a video game himself (and perhaps sell it as well, he’s quite the lil’ entrepreneur:blush: ).

He’s fluent in Dreamweaver and can create animated gifs in Fireworks and I’m currently teaching him what little I know in Flash.

Can anyone recommend a ‘Free’ or near free programming software that will teach him the basics?

Thx for any recommendation that I may receive.

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