Scratch has been made by the MIT Media Lab to run in your web browser and let you easily make and share games. It’s a great place to start learning to make games and teaches a basic version of the logic and setup you see in more advanced game engines. Scratch lets you create scenes, animate characters, set up dialogue, edit sounds, and build game logic with drag-and-drop ‘programming blocks’ (aka ‘visual scripting’) so you don’t need to be able to code. There are lots of tutorials too. It might seem like a basic tool but you could make something like an old-school Super Mario game in it.
You can also download a free Scratch app to let you make games offline. Once you’ve made your game you can share it on the Scratch website for others to play.
- You can find the in tool tutorial here.
- Check out this tutorial video from freecodecamp.org on making a flappy chicken game in Scratch
- Get the tool here.