Educational Resources

Here’s some great resources to help you teach gamedev to students with tools and resources that range from the first-time code to the professional, for ages 4+

Educational Partners

Day Camps

Massive Learning Summer Camps – Camps designed and run by gamedev industry veterans – covering coding, design, art and music!

K-12 Coding Education

Massive Learning – Offers workshops and support systems to support teachers, students, parents and school districts with comprehensive, industry veteran-designed coding and design education designed for the Saskatchewan curriculum.

Recommended Tools & Resources
by Age/Capability

Ordered by simplest first to more advanced.

Ages 4+

Scratch Jr

Ages 7-9

Scratch
Micro:bits

Ages 10-13

Scratch
Micro:bits
Minecraft Education Edition
Makecode Arcade (Advanced)
CoSpaces Edu (Advanced)

Ages 13-17

Scratch (beginners)
Minecraft Education Edition (beginners)
Makecode Arcade (beginners)
CoSpaces Edu
Tinkercad
Code Combat
Gamemaker Studio

Adults

Tinkercad
Code Combat
Online Python
P5JS
Gamemaker Studio
Godot
Unreal
Unity

Gamedev Educational Tools

All-in-One programs (Art + Coding)

Scratch Jr (https://www.scratchjr.org/)

Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu)

Micro:bits (https://makecode.microbit.org/)

Minecraft Education Edition (https://education.minecraft.net/)

Makecode Arcade (https://arcade.makecode.com/)

Code Combat (https://codecombat.com/)

CoSpaces Edu (https://cospaces.io/edu/)

Tinkercad (https://www.tinkercad.com/)

Gamemaker Studio (http://www.yoyogames.com) – $

Coding Environments (text coding, may or may not have visual tools)

Online Python (https://www.online-python.com/)

P5JS (http://www.p5js.org)

Gamemaker Studio (http://www.yoyogames.com) – $

Godot (https://godotengine.org/)

Unity (https://unity.com/)

Unreal (https://www.unrealengine.com)

Standalone Art Programs

Asesprite (https://www.aseprite.org/) – $

Blender (https://www.blender.org/)

Glimpse (https://glimpse-editor.github.io/)

Gamedev Educational Resources

Hour of Code (https://hourofcode.com/)

Kids Code Jeunesse (http://www.kidscodejeunesse.org)

Canada Learning Code (https://www.canadalearningcode.ca/)

Code.org (https://code.org/lesson_plans)

CS First (https://www.cs-first.com/)

Creative Computing (https://creativecomputing.ca/)

Code Combat (https://codecombat.com/)

Global Game Jam Next (https://ggjnext.org/curriculum/)

Khan Academy (http://www.khanacademy.org/)

GameMaker Studio Learning (https://www.yoyogames.com/learn)

Godot Tutorials (https://godottutorials.com/)

Unity Learning (https://learn.unity.com/)

Learn Unreal (https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/learn)

DevSquad (Unreal) Tutorials (https://www.youtube.com/c/VirtusEdu/playlists)

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