I've been looking for some game development tools to inspire 10 - 12 yr olds! I wanted something that would challenge them, teach them coding concepts they need to know for game development (without actually coding...yet) and deliver an end product they would be proud (and motivated) to share!
I love this READY software because It can be used for free!
(if you want to upload your own artwork you will have to subscribe however the 700+ objects it comes with will do to get started).
More info for parents HERE
Why I think this software is worthwhile?
It introduces you to coding concepts that you need to understand for game development such as;
Work on it a little everyday so the interface becomes more familar.
You can access ALL there tutorials on YouTube HERE
(TIP: Watch the beginner tutorial videos on another device as you work, so you can follow along step by step)NOTE: Master 12 and I found the instructor went a little fast so be prepared to pause the video often! The instructor uses the PC/Mac version however the ipad interface does have the same basic layout. We haven't tried the Android version yet.