The Doctor Who Game Maker aims to inspire a new generation to get creative with gaming. Playing the Game Maker introduces learners to computational thinking, the software development process and game design. It’s fun, easy to use and gives children the chance to manipulate the Doctor Who universe like never before. The Game Maker introduces game design principles and allows you to build a simple game in minutes before moving onto more complex ideas as you get the hang of it. You can then publish your creation to the arcade and play each others games… A perfect challenge for a fun lesson!
The Doctor’s old Sontaran friend, Strax, is on hand to offer advice with a range of helpful guides that show you how to get started, change the games’ physics to make things fly, animate objects and even add special effects. You can create a fun game from scratch, or use one of a selection of templates to help get you started and there’s a vast range of assets on offer to help you create your own unique games – including stunningly designed environments, monsters new and old, friends, foes, and spaceships from across the galaxy.
It requires no technical knowledge, no download and works on tablets and desktop. The only requirements are access to the web, a willingness to experiment and a bit of imagination!
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