Hey, I am new to the gaming programming area, mostly I just make tools at work to make my work go faster and assist my co-workers, but I have, as many before me, developed the want to attempt to develop a video game. I am currently learning SDL, and found a nice tutorial (I posted it in the game programming tutorials thread). Currently I use Dev-C++ 126.96.36.199 but I am not afraid or unwilling to attempt new compilers and would like to know if there are any free alternatives that are better suited to the task of game development. I tried searching the forums and found one post that said use what you are familar with, and another one that was like 5 years old that a bunch of people argued in.
So, is there a compiler better suited to game development, or should I just stick with what I have learned so far.
PS: Thank you guys for all the help I have gleamed from the posts to others threads, there is a wealth of information in this forum.