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Last Updated: May 18, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • National STEM Video Game Challenge
    National game design competition for Middle and High School students!
  • Sploder! Make your games
    Provides the following free game makers: Platform Creator, Physics Puzzle Maker, The Algorithm Crew, Classic Shooter.
  • Kodu
    Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills. (from Kodu website)
  • Scratch
    Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
    As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

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