Making a simple game engine doesn't require as many hours of work as you might think.
Here, I present to you the Java Game Making Tutorial:
Java Game Making Guide
Best of all, you need absolutely no experience! First I teach you how to program in Java, and then we practice by making a simple game in Java. From there, you can expand on your own game engine and perhaps create a freeware game of your very own.
Well, what are waiting there for? Get started!
Edited by Carrotlord, 19 July 2012 - 12:21 PM.