that is some help, thanks.
not being a programmer from any aspect (aside from a markup language and css), this looks pretty overwhelming. but maybe i'll get lucky and make the next angry birds! thanks for the link bk_123.
thanks for the java tip, i'll look into it.
that about page doesn't go into detail about whether i should look into J2ME Eclipse or Brew though. i'm assuming J2ME because when i googled in context there was the word "java". but i'm still not sure. -.- anyone have any ideas?