Is this question on topic?

My 11 year old son has been asking me how he can create his own video games. A few relatively short search sessions reveals hundreds sites that dedicate at least some part of their real estate to this aim. I don't know enough to separate the wheat from the chaff, thus this question.

...and if not here, where else should I go?

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We specialise in playing video games. If your son is looking to MAKE video games, there's our sister site, Game Development(gamedev.stackexchange.com) –  Frank Nov 22 '12 at 0:16

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It is not.

There is a StackExchange site devoted entirely to Game Development.

Be advised however, that as with any other StackExchange site, you'll need to ask specific, answerable questions - SE isn't really suited to general beginner tutorials.

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For the general questions like beginner tutorials just check the FAQs. The question isn't supposed to be asked, but it is asked all the time. –  asbumste Nov 22 '12 at 19:06

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