I found a new game engine last week that might be worth checking out if you are new to game dev. The engine is called CORE (https://www.coregames.com) and it offers an entire eco-system for game development including publishing and a community element.
What I like most about this engine in particular is how accessible it makes game development. CORE already has an active player-base which makes discovering your games a lot easier. There was a time when publishing on steam guaranteed you players, however, with steam becoming over-saturated, developers are having to look for new ways of distributing their games. I think CORE might be that way for some.
The engine is built using Unreal and can be used in an entirely code-less capacity (something most engines are starting to offer), or if you like you can dive into coding using Lua. What I see most people doing here is learning using the code-free option and then slowly progressing to learn coding as their games get more sophisticated.
I plan on creating some more content around this platform to try it out at length. So far this engine looks pretty promising for new game developers though!