Create Your Own Game

There are lots of sites online to help you design and create your own video game, no matter whether you plan to design an arcade style of game, shooting video game or create a puzzle game.

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Design Your Own Game Online

The Scratch program for making your own game is an easy way to start off designing and creating a custom game to play with friends and family and a great introduction to games design. The program is provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States, giving everybody opportunities to learn about game design no matter where they are located in the world. It’s a particularly good introduction to game design for kids from the ages of eight to 16, and a number of schools and educators use the service.

Parents and teachers have access to their own information about Scratch and how to support kids designing games, while the online Scratch community gives children opportunities to interact with other game designers around the world. Coding is important for game design and Scratch gives learning and teaching about coding which can feed into a wide range of useful activities in the workplace and within the educational environment.

After learning the basics of creating your own game using Scratch you can move on to a number games creation sites that provide free opportunities to make your own game.