Kodu : Create Games http://www.kodugamelab.com/ Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language
Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming.
Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills.
Since Kodu's introduction in 2009, we have visited the White House, teamed up with great groups like NCWIT and DigiGirlz, inspired academic research and been the subject of a book (Kodu for Kids).
Kodu for the PC is available to download for free. Kodu for the Xbox is also available in the USA on the Xbox Marketplace, in the Indie Games channel for about $5.
Stick Around #iPad #App $2.99 http://www.morriscooke.com/?p=1725 Stick Around #iPad #App
An app for students, for teachers, for parents, for learning. Play and design puzzles about any subject that you can imagine for people at any grade or age.
Use drawing, shape and annotation tools or add pictures to create the puzzle. Add any graphic object or text as a sticker. Annotate, link a website or record your voice instructions to the sticker. Use multiple templates (Venn Diagram, Timeline, 2 Columns etc.)
Draw Answer Keys and assign stickers to them. Puzzles can be categorized by description, grade level, Common Code standards etc. It’s possible to insert multimedia (including Explain Everything™projects) required to explain how to solve the puzzle and prepare students
Solve the puzzle and easily check your knowledge. You get to know how fast can you solve it and how many tries you needed. Stickers with multimedia will enrich the overall experience.
Online Self-Paced Tutorial : Build an App - Game (in Browser) https://www.makegameswith.us/build-an-ios-game-in-your-browser/ Online Self-Paced Tutorial : Build an App - Game
This tutorial is going to teach you how to make your first iPhone game! Your game will be written in Objective-C, the language that is used to write all native iPhone apps. We will be using a game engine called Cocos2D that is very popular in the game industry.
We've set the basic game structure up for you - a background and a top bar to keep score. Your job will be to add ships and a hero character. You'll then learn how to check if the player is touching the screen to make your hero shoot the ships! Once the player has destroyed three ships they will have won the game! Now go to the next step to start coding!
GamePress iOS App : Create Games on iPad http://gamepressapp.com/ GamePress iOS App : Create Games on iPad
Check out the GamePress Arcade where you can play games made by the community!
A Beginner's Guide To Making Your First Video Game http://bit.ly/1d7fOaQ A Beginner's Guide To Making Your First Video Game
Do you have an idea for a game you wish you could play rolling around in your head? And no one is making it?
I've got good news for you: there are more tools and support than ever to help people who have no experience with coding or development start to learn how to create the games of their dreams.
If no one is making what you want to play, why not learn how to make it yourself?
GOT GAME : Competition http://stemfuse.com/whos-got-game GOT GAME? Competition
Middle and high school students are invited to compete in the GOT GAME? competition.
This is YOUR opportunity to showcase your game development talent and prove that you’ve GOT GAME!
Also courses and webinars available.
Platinum Arts Sandbox Free Game Maker http://www.sandboxgamemaker.com/ Platinum Arts Sandbox Free Game Maker
Make a game and sell it!! That’s what you can do with Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker! So go make a game and we’ll even post information about it on the site! Some of the content (mainly the models) can’t be used commercially but ...
First Grader Develop a Mobile Game http://mashable.com/2013/01/18/first-grader-creates-game/ First Grader Becomes Youngest Person to Ever Develop a Mobile Game
Remember the name Zora Ball. At seven years old, she's the youngest person to ever create a mobile game app, which was unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania's Bootstrap Expo.
Scratch is a programming language http://scratch.mit.edu/ 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.
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
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.
GameSalad : Creator http://gamesalad.com GameSalad : Creator
GameSalad is an online community that empowers everyone to express and share their ideas through games.
Our company was founded on the belief that all people should have the tools to make popular games, limited only by the boundaries of their imaginations.
GameSalad provides a platform used by creators to rapidly design, publish and distribute original games that have been played by millions of people worldwide.
iStencyl : Make Your Own Game App http://www.stencyl.com Design once. Deploy everywhere.
Create your game once. Export to iOS, Flash, and soon, Android and HTML5.
No Coding (unless you want to)
Our block builder makes game creation a snap - literally. Prefer to use code? We fully support coding in Objective-C.
iStencyl has no restrictions for subscribers, collects no royalties, and adds no watermarks.
You have full control, and your creativity is the only limitation.
Test your game in seconds on the iOS Simulator or on your personal iOS devices.
Sploder http://sploder.com/ Sploder is online game software that allows people to create cool games and publish them on the web. Sploder™ even allows you to easily put Flash games on your site without having to learn Flash.
Platform Studio (download) http://jumpcraft.com/ Platform Studio (download)
Have an idea for a game that you want to see in action, and you don't want to waste time coding for months?
Platform Studio will get the job done for you.
Spend your time designing levels, graphics, and storylines instead of hacking together sprite rendering code and physics algorithms. "If you want to make a platform game this is "Just what you need!". Here are five basic reasons to use it: - It doesn't take all your time - It is fun to use - It isn't complicated - It isn't limited - It focuses on platform and side scrolling games and more!"
Quiz Boxes http://quizboxes.com/ Stu’s Quiz Boxes (for Windows) might remind people of the TV gameshow, Jeopardy!, but it’s not that, it’s much better than that. You can use it to make an exciting, interactive and educational computer-based gameshow available to everybody. It can be used in so many different situations – in schools and colleges, at conferences and parties. But the main use is expected to be in classrooms, that’s why Quiz Boxes is all about POINTS, not DOLLARS.
Storytron : Interactive Storytelling http://www.storytron.com/ Storytron : Interactive Storytelling
Today people can read a book, watch a movie, or play a video game...but soon anyone will be able to enjoy a storyworld.
Computer game design veteran Chris Crawford has teamed with science fiction writer Laura J. Mixon to found Storytron, a company devoted to the creation and publication of works of interactive storytelling.
Storyworlds are a new form of computer entertainment developed by Storytron, Inc. Using our free authoring tool, SWAT, creative individuals with a story to tell can script their own sets of Actors, Stages, Props, and a web of potential interactions known as Verbs. Players seeking a unique new form of computer entertainment can play those storyworlds, engage with the Actors, and explore a wide range of choices and behavior in the dramatically rich environment developed by the author of that world.
Storytron—It's About the People!
Flash Review Board Game http://www.superteachertools.com/ Flash Board Game is a 100% free and customizable flash based review game designed with teachers in mind.
Players must answer questions to move their pieces across the board in a race to the finish!
Anyone can create a game file in minutes, then download it to play at any time. The games that have been created can be played without an internet connection.
Drag and Drop Game Development with Gendai http://mashable.com/2008/09/27/gendai-games/ Drag and Drop Game Development with Gendai
... a free drag and drop game development platform called GameSalad Creator that lets you create games that can be played on the Mac, Web and even the IPhone.
They have plans for versions for the Windows and Linux platforms. Initially they will produce 2D games but the ultimate goal will be to create 3D games.
The ultimate goal is to establish a kind of “YouTube for Games” where members can upload and share their new creations much like YouTube members do with video.
Gamelearning http://www.gamelearning.net/ Welcome to the gamelearning website, which contains information about the educational potential of computer games.
The main body of this site is devoted to providing free information and resources for teaching children how to make computer games in clubs and schools.
Game Board Ideas Wanted!! http://www.gamesplayuk.com Games Play UK, a unique resource and representation service for game inventors world wide. Our comprehensive portfolio of toys, puzzles and games, offers manufacturers and publishers the ideal opportunity to licence concepts fresh from our development.
We are always seeking new toy, puzzle and game ideas, not only from individual inventors, but also from companies looking to
develop their product ranges further, or who are wanting to expand current brands into the toy and game market.
Stagecast Creator http://www.stagecast.com/ Stagecast Creator gives you the power to create interactive simulations, stories, games, and more!
Stagecast Creator is a unique product that kids love to use. It bridges two important categories of software, creativity and thinking skill development. It is used in computer labs, classrooms, technology camps, after school programs, and homes.
With Stagecast Creator, girls and boys alike use the computer mouse to create simulations and games completely visually, without a programming language. The only limit is their imagination.
Make your own characters using pictures you import or draw yourself. Then, just point and click to show the characters what to do. Stagecast Creator takes care of the rest.
The Game Creators http://www.thegamecreators.com/ The Game Creators are dedicated 100% to delivering you the best range of affordable and cutting-edge game development tools.
The products we've been building for over 8 years, and the companies we partnered with, all have one specific aim - to enable you to create whatever game you want on your PC.
More importantly the process of creating your games should be fun, easy and not too heavy on the wallet. The products you need should not break the bank and there will be no more slaving all night over a hot keyboard just to get a simple 3D object onto the screen.
With our products you can achieve impressive end results within a fraction of the development time and cost of other languages.
Neobook http://www.neosoftware.com/nbw.html Neobook
Now it's easy to create and publish your own 32-bit Windows applications - no programming required!
Even inexperienced users can quickly combine text, graphics, sound, animation and other elements to create interactive, multimedia software programs such as: electronic books, presentations, brochures, greeting cards, educational materials, computer-based training applications, catalogs, electronic magazines, games, CD interfaces and many types of other applications.
Games2train http://www.games2train.com/ Games2train stands out in the world of learning and training for its Game-Based Learning approach - the ability to marry the fun of playing a videogame or computer game together with all the information needed to accomplish learning or training objectives.
We offer business, military and educational learning and training solutions in the form of Online Single Player Games; Online Multi-Player and Multi-Team Games; Mobile Games (Handheld and Cell-Phone); Meeting and Classroom Enhancement Games; Custom-Designed Games and Video Game Mods. All our games allow customers to create and change their own content.
Persuasive Games http://www.persuasivegames.com/ Persuasive Games
We design, build, and distribute electronic games for persuasion, instruction, and activism.
Our games influence players to take action through gameplay. Games communicate differently than other media; they not only deliver messages, but also simulate experiences. While often thought to be just a leisure activity, games can also become rhetorical tools.
Our games are highly focused experiences that take advantage of gameplay to incite specific, real world action, like requesting a catalog, submitting information, making a contribution, or casting a vote.
PopCap Developer Program http://www.popcap.com/ The purpose of the PopCap Developer Program is to contribute to the indie game community by allowing free access to the programming Framework we've successfully based our own games on. There are a few reasons we want to do this.
First, we hope that by reducing technical barriers we help developers to focus more on actual game design instead of compatibility bugs and multimedia programming issues. This will hopefully allow people to make better games, which helps the entire indie/casual game market (including PopCap).
StoryBuilding http://www.skotos.net/storybuilders/ StoryBuilding
A cornerstone of the Skotos community is the ability to create your own games. Our goal is to make it easy and intuitive for game designers and story tellers to share the ideas that live in their heads.
TADS (free software) http://www.tads.org/ TADS is a set of programming tools specially designed for writing adventure games.
TADS can be used to create pure text games, as well as games that mix text, graphics, and sound. TADS uses HTML to specify formatting - this gives you the ability to display JPEG and PNG graphics; control text fonts, sizes, styles, colors, alignment, and layout; play WAV, MIDI, and MP3 sounds; divide the screen into "frame"-like areas; and create clickable hyperlinks that allow players to enter commands with the mouse.
TADS is free, and there are no restrictions on games you create using TADS. You're free to give your games away, distribute them as shareware, sell them commercially, or do anything else you want with them.
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