Kids CAN make games that are as fun as the ones they love to play! With Tynker’s powerful creativity tools, they can learn beginner to advanced programming concepts as they create sidescrollers, platfomers, arcade and 2-player games, and so much more.
Show students a super-cool example of what they can quickly create with code as they play our St. Patrick’s Day inspired game made with our new Level Editor tool.
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The Level Editor tool makes it easy for kids to create immersive 2D worlds of their own and quickly add all the elements needed for a great game: actors that jump, flip and fight, enemies and boss characters, immersive scenes, scrolling backgrounds (levels), scorekeeping, health points and more. As kids think about how to make their game great, they are putting logic and programming concepts into action. The Level Editor tool makes kids successful creating the games they want to play and motivates them to make the game their own because it’s fun to use the tool to experiment and see what happens. A proven way to build kids’ confidence with coding — over 20 million kids have gotten started in this way!
After a few basic Tynker lessons, it’s easy for kids to get started with the Level Editor using our step-by-step guide. To begin creating, students just click “New Project” and look for the new Canvas/Code toggle at the top of the Tynker Workshop screen.
1. “Canvas” mode: add backgrounds, platform tiles, hero and villains, scorekeeping widgets and new levels
2. “Code” mode: adjust behaviors, add logic to switch levels, and customize game actions
The Level Editor was released in January 2015.