Have your students ever played Minecraft, Fallout, or Halo and curious how the developers made it? I’m going to show you 3 video game apps to make your own video games. Also – GameSalad and Flowlab have teacher and classroom options.
Top 3 Apps To Create Your Own Video Games
- GameSalad (https://gamesalad.com) lets you make the games on the computer and then transfer it to different platforms. They also have a student/teacher discount of 50% for the PRO package, so it would be $9.50 a month. Using GameSalad, you can also make money from your games using in-app purchases. You can load in art and sound effects and you can easily test the game at any time. This is a very well-known site – 3 games from this website have reached #1 in the United States app store. GameSalad also supports most-if not all- platforms: Apple, Android, HTML5, Windows, and Amazon.
- Flowlab (http://flowlab.io) is a beta game software that can be accessible from home, needs no installation, and has a teacher dashboard. You can create games by signing up for free or you could get access to the teacher dashboard and unlimited students for $12 a month. Flowlab currently only supports playing games online or using an iPhone. A great feature of Flowlab is that there are no downloads needed- everything is right in your browser.
- Sploder (http://www.sploder.com) is a completely free service which allows students to make games online, but you cannot transfer it to a mobile device. You can make your own games or play other people’s games. These games are more “low quality” or less advanced than GameSalad or Flowlab games. Using Sploder, you can share your games with everyone and vote on which games you think are the best. Currently, Sploder is only available for playing and developing on the computer.