Usually modern games are developed in C++, Flash, Java, Unity or anything like that. But not WANG! What A Nasty Game. I develop my game with GameMaker.
Beginners could develop their first game within hours and share it easily and for free on the YoYoGames-community-website.
If you are an skilled programmer you have also fun with the GameMaker, because it has the possibility to use complex scripts and plugins. So, feel free and code clones of Super Mario, Metal Slug or Doom. Meanwhile I will finish my simple, but nasty game: WANG!