I would like to start making my own 3d games for the PC. I have VB programming knowledge but nothing else. I have been looking at DarkBasic and Torque. I would ideally like an all in one package that I can use to create objects and the world and to be able to get it all working together. I know that Torque has all of this but is it good? I would like to start of slowly as my oung son would like to learn it too. I would like to be able to package my games for redistribution but not for retail.
I have been kind of put off by the amount of scripting that seems to be needed in these packages. I would ideally prefer to get something going with a few mouse clicks. I am aware though that this would drasticaly limit my options. I am only after building simple 3d games but if I'm going to spend my moiney I would rather buy something that I can add to or expand rather than have to then go and buy something new a couple of months/years down the line because of its limitations.
I guess my question is, Is Torque the best bet? If not what package(s) would you recommend.