What programming languages would be most useful when trying to become a game programmer?

A friend encouraged me to get codecademy and now they betrayed me by leaving me to my own tools. Yes this is my question what coding languages should I learn if I want to become a game programmer

C++, hands down for making larger games.


thank you so much

There is an edX course for starting in game programming which I am currently doing (free of course). So far, there is C++ as @stetim94 stated but there are other programming languages being used like Lua, Haxe, etc.