DAD: It's going to be really really hard and you'll be banging your head against walls for hours trying to make something work"
GIRL: That's exactly what I want!
She described a pretty complex game to me, containing several minigames and a main story. Then she showed me some graphics that she's drawn on paper. Fortunately I got her to understand that she needs to start with something smaller first, before creating her masterpiece.
When she went to sleep, I started digging, knowing fully well that I'm not a game programmer and need to do some catching-up before I can help her in her endeavours. I downloaded Unity and made a good start of a Pong-like ball game. It was surprisingly fun and easy, so I guess we're gonna go on with Unity.
Today we did the first few clicks of the 2D Roguelike tutorial before it was bedtime. Fun times ahead!