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Game Building Resources
The best FREE resources of game building for teachers and children.
Building games for teaching
Teach with Portal - Today,
innovative educators are finding ways to incorporate Portal™ and Portal
2 into their classrooms—helping teach physics and critical-thinking
skills. It’s eye-opening to see how video games can be used in amazing
and unexpected ways to help educate our next generation. You’ll find the
beginnings of an engaging set of lesson plans, created by teachers,
using the Portal 2 Puzzle Maker. Teachers sign up for the Education Beta
and get access to Portal 2 and the Portal 2 Puzzle Maker and a
teacher-created collection of puzzles for as many students as they’d
like – for free.
Machinima (from Knowclue’s wiki) - Film
making in virtual worlds can have many roles in education from digital
story telling and making documentaries by students in the K-12 classroom
to creative expression in the Arts to training farmers about climate
change in developing nations. Virtual worlds provide limitless sets,
endless locations, a huge cast of actors, affordable special effects and
interesting camera angles. It can be done in commercial virtual worlds
and games such as Second Life, ReactionGrid or World of Warcraft on your
behind the firewall local virtual world like OpenSim on a USB stick.
ClassTools - Over 20 free web tools for teachers …
create quizzes, diagrams, and educational games, you can host them on
your own site free of charge (licensed under creative common). … plus no
log in. It’s recommended by many teachers. There are also pre-made
games on ClassTools.net which teachers will find useful.
Purpose Games is
a free service that allows users to create custom games, share, and
play. You can create basic multiple choice game, or naming placemarks on
the image or map that you create.
Parade of Games in Powerpoint was developed by faculty at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.
It provides teachers with games and game templates for classroom use,
can be downloaded in Powerpoint format, including Bingo, Jeopardy, and
Classroom Games -
Microsoft Office(PowerPoint, Excel, Word) Game templates that allow
teachers or trainers to quickly and easily create customized games to
match any curriculum. There are games designed for whole classroom or
individuals, all of these games are trade mark free and copyright clear.
Jeopardy Labs is
a free service to create online Jeopardy game from a blank template.
The completed game will be given its one unique url. Post that url on
your blog, wiki, or website and anyone can then play your game.
Tools for Educators
– free worksheet makers, game creators (word search maker, board games,
crossword puzzle maker bingo board maker, maze maker…), 100%
customizable worksheet generators with images
ProProfs Brain Games let
you create interactive crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, word
searches, hangman games, sliding puzzle games and quizzes. The games you
create or all games from their gallery can be embedded into your blog
or shared with email or social media.
What 2 Learn lets teachers create custom games using twelve different templates provided, What 2 Learn also
offers teachers the option to monitor their students’ scores, there are
already more than two thousand educational games for middle school and
high school age students offered.
Adventure Maker is
a free toolkit to create point-and-click games and multimedia
software in minutes, without any scripting or programming. It runs on
Windows, and it allows creating software for Windows, PSP, iPhone, and
iPod touch. It is particularly suitable for the creation of
picture-based adventure games, virtual tours, educational software,
presentations, and interactive visits.
a website trying to make question sets of your study topics mashed up
with different game patterns, there are thousands of topics already
built, you also can input your question set and combined it with any
game you choose.
PowerPoint Heaven is a PowerPoint entertainment portal for PowerPoint animations, games, artworks, showcases, animation templates and tutorials.
PowerPoint activities templates and games created by other teachers, like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, and Hollywood Squares games.
Learn to program by making computer games using Python, click the link to get the free tutorial ebooks.
the democratization of game creation. It aims to open the doors of game
design to anyone who wants to create. With GameSalad’s complete set of
tools and editors, bring your game to market faster and easier ; and
without coding a single line.
it easy for you to make your own games for free online and share them
with your friends. You could make platformer games, spaceship shooters,
space adventure games, and physics games. Sploder allows you to easily
put Flash games on your site without having to learn Flash.
Thinking Worlds is
a free 3D sims & games engine and authoring environment. It enables
novice and advanced developers alike to create and publish highly
immersive simulations – rapidly. It has been designed from the
start around the needs of designers and enables them to carry their
designs forward quickly. It enables you to publish your project as
either a standalone sim, a web-delivered sim or even a mobile sim for
iPad and iPhone.
Edusim is a Cave Automatic Virtual Environment ”Immersive Touch”
3D Natural User Interface (NUI) based concept of lesson driven
(multi-user) 3D virtual worlds on the classroom interactive whiteboard
or classroom interactive surface. The Edusim concept is demonstrated by
the Edusimfree and open source multi-user 3D Open Cobalt virtual
world platform and authoring tool kit modified for the
classroom interactive whiteboard or surface. The Edusim application is a
modified edition of the open source Open Cobalt Project and relies
heavily on the affordances of direct manipulation of 3D virtual learning
models and Constructionist Learning Principles.
Free Gamer is
all about is free software games whose source code and media are made
available under a license permitting modification and redistribution.
If you like to look for more information this kind of tools, check out: Game Creation Tools, some are free, some aren’t, while some are open source, and they are all free to try.
Game building resources also good for young learners
Scratch and learning resources at learnscratch.org ;
Scratch is a new programming language developed by the Lifelong
Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, in collaboration with the UCLA
Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. It was developed
with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Intel
Foundation, and MIT Media Lab research consortia. It supports the
development of 21st century learning skills. (Scratch website has 44
languages available, including simplified Chinese)
KinderCoder was built for the 1st & 2nd graders prior to them
being introduced to the full Scratch version from GreenBush Lab : download here
is a downloadable programme that teaches programming through a virtual
robotic rover. Design games and challenges with your robot moving and
finding objects. The commands are similar to MS Logo, but the interface
and graphics are vastly more child-friendly. It is free for personal
a drag-and-drop system, where users pull together different building
blocks in order to create programs. It enables the game creation process
for kids. It builds off the wildly successful MIT Scratch project and
extend Scratch’s simple block-snapping interface with new functionality
and hundreds of ready-to-use blocks.
is an augmented-reality authoring environment for children. An
extension of MIT’s Scratch project, this environment allows children to
create experiences that mix real and virtual elements. Children can
display virtual objects on a real-world scene observed through a video
camera, and they can control the virtual world through interactions
between physical objects. It is a research group in the GVU Center at
the Georgia Institute of Technology.
GLOBALORIA GAMES is
a platform/online community for deepening content knowledge and
enabling project-based learning through Game/Simulation production from
youth. Working as individuals or in teams, learners conceive and design
an original game about a complex topic (science, math, health, civics)
and a social issue that matters to them. Using Flash text, drawing and
animation techniques, then they develop playable, interactive games.
It’s supported by government leaders, corporate foundations and schools.
There are 24/7 virtual support, network and training resources for
students and teachers to quickly create and share simple video games.
The drag and drop creation tools can be used to create a game in as
simple as four steps.
Gamestar Mechanic is
both a game and a online community that teaches kids how to design
video games. Designed for 4th – 9th grade students, and intended to
teach systems thinking, iterative design and collaborative skills. The
free version is available with unlimited use for teachers who want to
use it with their students. This account option comes with 1 teacher
login and 40 student logins. A premium account offers some additional
classroom goodies including: class management, the ability for students
to incorporate their own custom artwork, live professional training
webinars, tools for tracking student activity and assessing progress,
the option of having a “walled” school community, and more.
YoYoGames) enables making computer games without need of writing
codes, develop simple video games using a drag and drop editor,
customize backgrounds and actions throughout the games.
Stagecast Creator is
easy for kids to create video games, mazes and puzzles, but powerful
enough for teenagers to make cool 2D games. You also can play the games
that other game creators have made and then change those games!
a safe online community of really creative kids. aMazer lets you
quickly create online, 3D, multiplayer games or art that you can play
and share with your friends or other members. You can also play other
member’s games, vote, add comments, chat, and link to your games.
Members can compete in weekly game-building and racing contests.
Phrogram (designed for very young learners to make computer games)
Jurtle (Java for Beginning Programmers)
a project of UC Berkley, is an attempt to extend the brilliant
accessibility of Scratch to somewhat older users—in particular,
non-CS-major computer science students—without becoming inaccessible to
its original audience.
from Microsoft lets kids create games on the PC and XBox via a simple
visual programming language. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young
children as well as adults with no design or programming skills. The
Kodu classroom kit is a set of lesson plans and activities for
educators, after-school instructors, parents, peer mentors and
is a user-friendly, open-source platform for creating and playing
mobile games, tours and interactive stories. Using GPS and QR Codes,
ARIS players experience a hybrid world of virtual interactive
characters, items, and media placed in physical space.
List of open-source video games - This is a selected list of open-source video games. Open source video games are
games assembled from and are themselves open source software,
including public domain games with published source code. This list
includes games in which the game engine is open-source but the game
content (media and levels, for example) may be under a different
Game-icons.net is an online repository providing hundreds of free icons. They are provided under the terms of the CC-BY 3.0.
OpenGameArt.org has 2D art, 3D art, music, sound effects, textures,and 700+ RPG icons licensed under CC-BY 3.0.
The FreeGameDevWiki is
a growing game development resource for free, open source game artists,
designers, managers, programmers, helpers and advocates.
Music from Games – game music, game soundtracks, melodies from games, music from computer games.
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Free stuff for virtual worlds and game based learning
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