Game design is a creative medium that challenges pupils to analyse problems, structure solutions and continuously evaluate their progress.
The tools and packages sampled here provide some examples of how these can be used by learners and teachers.
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2DIY is a creative media application that empowers young learners to create interactive activities, games, puzzles and quizzes.
Kodu is a 3D game building environment that allows users to design, build and play new games.
Scratch is a platform that promotes mathematical and computational skills as well as creativity, reasoning and collaborative working.
Unity is a cross platform, professional 3D game engine that allows users to create beautiful, realistic 3D games.
XNA is a set of professional tools provided by Microsoft that allows users to create computer games for PC, Xbox, Zune Players and Windows 7 phones.
The Unreal Development Kit is a free professional level games design tool which is available to learners and teachers.