WARNING! do NOT be tempted!
do not, i repeat, do not ever be swayed by the empty promises of 'game creation' software such as darkBASIC. To tell you the truth, darkBASIC is rather pitiful at this point. It's slow graphically and worst of all: it's maths drag like hell.
do not waste your money, for the sake of a possible future career, and for the sake of your game project, learn some dX or oGL or allegro or whatever; don't be tempted by the empty promises of the pretenders at darkBASIC.
If you are serious about game creation and you want your project to turn out good, use the best resources availible: C++ and it's libraries. It may be more dificult now, but in the future you will be amazed at how much faster and more playable your game is than it would be with darkBASIC.
I made the terrible mistake of buying darkBASIC: don't make the same mistake. It's not worth it yet. If you're interested in it, wait to see if it's any good in future updates, or download some type of wrapper for dX and learn that and C++.
Trust me, it's for your own benefit.