BBC launches game creation tool for children

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The BBC has launched a new online tool designed to teach children how to make basic video games.

The tool, entitled Make It Technobabble, can be found on the CBBC website.

Children can use it to make basic platform, racing and action games, using provided assets and backgrounds.

They are able to place objects wherever they want, alter the game’s physics and set rules for everything on-screen to essentially program the game.

Eight sample games are also provided to show what’s possible with the tool.

“It’s a starter kit,” BBC Future Media’s head of digital creativity Martin Wilson told The Guardian. “It requires no technical knowledge, no download and works just as well on mobile and tablets as desktop.

“The only requirements are access to the web, a willingness to experiment and an idea. In minutes a child can create a game.”

Would-be game designers can try out the tool now and see what game ideas they can come up with.

Source: CVG

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