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Game design resources

NEWS COVERAGE

GAMING COMPETITIONS

SOFTWARE TOOLS

Many free and reasonably priced tools meet the needs for merit badge requirements.

Alice
Educational software that teaches kids about programming in a 3D environment

GameSalad

Unity
An all-inclusive development suite for making 3D games.

YoYo Games (GameMaker Studio)
An all-inclusive development suite for 2D games. You can either create rules with a drag-and-drop interface, or write code in its scripting language, GML.

Adventure Game Studio
An all-inclusive development suite for making 2D adventure games.

RPG Maker
An all-inclusive development suite primarily for making 2D RPGs. Includes some graphics sets to get you started.

Fixel
A starting point for making Flash games that handles a lot of the tricky bits for you, like physics and save games.

Unreal Development Kit
An all-inclusive development suite for making 3D games in the Unreal Engine 3.

Kodu

Gamestar Mechanic

Scratch

Free online graph paper

RESOURCES IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Your local Scout council, school, computer store or club may be able to provide help.

Use these links to find resources in your area:

ONLINE INFORMATION

UNIVERSITIES AND SCHOOLS

3 Comments on Game design resources

  1. Gamer_dude16 // February 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm // Reply

    Next merit badge I earn!(probably not,I have others to work on)😄

  2. How do i see the counselors for game design?

  3. You should also mention Stencyl, a easy-to-learn visual programming software.

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