Free Visual C++ 2008
After version 2.0 of the tutorial was written, Microsoft has subsequently made it so easy to download their C++ development
environment that it's no longer even worth writing instructions for.
Download Free VC++ 2008
This should far and away be your first choice for a Win32 development environment. It's free, it's complete, it is superbly documented
by Microsoft and third party authors, and is widely supported by the Win32 community.
From the Visual Studio Express FAQ: You are even allowed to use it for commercial purposes.
From Orbit: Indie Game In Development
Hi internet friends! From Orbit is an indie game that I've been developing as a side project for the past couple of years.
(me, Brook, the guy that wrote this tutorial a looong time ago).
You can follow its development on Twitter @tentaclehead
or on my Tentacle Head Games website.
Or even better, Wishlist it on Steam!