xDelta7 i know how you might feel about arrays. They are hard to grasp at first, I have been using construct for awhile and still dont know everything about them.
As a game developer you should atleast try to learn them in your spare time since it will undoubtedly save you time doing inventory systems , World generation and much more.
You dont have to use the tutorial i posted but it will give you the proper place to start when you are ready.
Good luck with your project keep us all posted!