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Video Games: Leveling Up: Game Development

Many libraries now support gaming, but how can you level up your offerings?

Gamestar Mechanic

If your library has a computer lab, snag it  for an after school game development program. Gamestar Mechanic is my favorite because it doesn't require a client to be installed or any registration beyond a username. Kids play through levels to understand good game design and accumulate sprites to use in their own creations. I included a simple level that I created as an example. KODU (developed at Microsoft) and SCRATCH (developed at MIT) are also excellent.

Hour of Code

Hour of Code

You can teach code! This website has everything you need!

Create your own levels with these tools