Game Maker 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 Game Maker. What is best, is the fact that Game Maker can be used free of charge.
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Is a site where you can play games AND you can learn to make them, too. The games on Activate! are about getting active and solving problems on your street, in your town, and in the world. By making games about them, the systems underlying issues such as energy conservation, solar power, environmental conservation, and pollution are revealed. Who knows? Maybe playing and making games about these important issues can help us deal with them in the real world!
In the game design challenges on Activate! you’ll learn how to design games from the ground up using Game Maker, a sophisticated tool used by many serious game designers. In addition to learning the tools, you’ll learn how to think like a game designer—prototyping and testing your ideas until you have a polished, playable, and FUN game.
Activate! was made possible through support from the AMD Foundation’s Changing the Game initiative. The curriculum and website were designed by PETLab at Parsons The New School for Design. Email email@example.com for more information.
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