Here are a list of different digital spaces that you can use to make your own games.
SCRATCH: Scratch is a very powerful animation and game-making tool. It teaches you the basics of logic programming. You should be able to begin teaching yourself – but Daniel can also help out. I have seen students from 7 or 8 years of age use Scratch to make games.
SPLODER: Sploder is easier to use than Scratch. It guides you through making specific games using pre-made characters and images and game functions. You can still customise and make great games here. Really worth having a play with.
MINECRAFT Mini-games: Here is a good site for inspiration and information on building mini-games in Minecraft. Those of you who do a lot in Minecraft – especially those who use redstone a lot! – will find this a great options to learn about different ways to set up and design games in Minecraft.
Disney Infinity: Where to start. Basically, I’d love a team who felt they could have a play and build something amazing in Disney Infinity. This is a good place to get started.
Disney Infinity Toy Box App for iPad: A free app for iPad where you can begin the process of learning how to build and design worlds for games on the iPad. It is free, and clearly many of you have access to an iPad – so try it out.
ALSO – An amazing list of Digital Gamemaking Tools is on this wiki.
I have other options too – or maybe you do – leave your thoughts or other digital sites and tools in the comments below.
Some Games to Play
Here are some games to play and get you thinking about how you want to design your game:
MIDAS (made in 48 hrs at a Game Jam) – http://wanderlands.org/main/midas
TETRIS (what is your Tetris story?) – http://www.freetetris.org/
Links to Places where you can learn
- Scratch Basics Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQrpjWbBKR4
- Learn Scratch site – http://learnscratch.org/
- To come…