uses fun, game-based quests and courses
to help you learn game design and make your own video games!
Published by E-Line Media, Gamestar Mechanic is supported through a partnership between the Institute of Play and E-Line Media. Initial funding for the game and companion learning guides came from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
GameMaker Published by YoYo Games
GameMaker allows you to make exciting computer games without the need to write a single line of code. Using easy to learn drag-and-drop actions, you can create professional looking games in very little time. You can make games with backgrounds, animated graphics, music and sound effects, and even 3D games! And when you’ve become more experienced, there is a built-in programming language, which gives you the full flexibility of creating games with
GameMaker. GameMaker can be used free of charge.
To check out the YoYo Games site click here.
To check out the official tutorials click here.
Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web.
Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia.
ScratchEd is a new online community where Scratch educators share stories, exchange resources, ask questions, and find people.