I haven't been active on the forum much, and I'm just now trying to get back into making games after 4 years.
It would be nice to know what you use to make games, weather you code your own from scratch, or buy, and how much it costs.
Unity seems to be one of the more expensive engines, but perhaps with the most resource available.
Unreal and CryEngine are both available to indie devs.
Unreal Engine 3 has a free development kit you can download. Or you can buy UE4 for $20/month (you can pay once and still use it.)
Cryengine has a free Development kit too, or $10/month for full features. You have to keep paying to use it, but it is a very advanced engine.
These are both pretty complicated engines, and may be overwhelming for small game development.
I was also thinking about going back to GameMaker, or trying something like godotengine which is free.
Please share what you like to use, favorite program languages, and what programs you have the most fun working with. Thanks!