GDevelop is a versatile teaching tool. If your curriculum is aimed at younger children or those without foundation in programming, you can use the no-code Events System.
The Events System allows you to create games easily without needing to write a single line of code. Behaviors are pre-created for different types of games.
GDevelop is the one of the only no-code, free and open-source 2D game engines in the world. This means you can implement GDevelop in your classroom without ever worrying about mounting licensing costs. It doesn’t matter if you have 1 student or 10.000 students.
You can start for free and then use a GDevelop education subscription for a classroom: this will allow your students to use GDevelop without having to create an account, which is perfect to ensure their privacy and anonymity, something often required in the education world.
The GDevelop Academy has over 110 tutorials covering a wide range of topics, from introductory to advanced. More tutorials are added every month.
There’s no need for you to develop your curriculum on your own, from scratch. You can use our video tutorials, as well as the written material in the wiki as a foundation for your learning materials.
When you implement GDevelop in your classroom, you won’t be alone. You’ll join several education institutions as well as school districts in the United States, France, Canada, Colombia, and more around the world, that use GDevelop to teach. The Spanish Ministry of Education even uses GDevelop for its distance learning programs.
GDevelop is a proven teaching tool, with a history of successful implementation that provides the confidence to implement it in your classroom, worry-free.
"GDevelop has been a blast to use both as a teacher, and as a gamer! I've played games a lot in my own personal time, and run a Minecraft coding club with my 3rd graders, so GDevelop was a fun and exciting addition to that! The students were so excited to see what could be made, and putting them in was easy with the sprite designer! Great fun, and easy to get into!" Daniel F., STEM Teacher, Primary and Secondary Education.
"GDevelop is a fun and very powerful tool, with everything you could want in one place! I used it to create a fun game to show my students how they could create their own games, as many of them are interested in video games." Minna K, Primary and Secondary Education Teacher.
"The Easiest Way To Start Game Developing. As someone who had no experience creating games other than some simple coding on Minecraft, GDevelop made it easy for me to jump in and try it out. I did have to watch some tutorials on YouTube, but after those, I was able to animate and code my own simple platformer, and my students were able to see it as well!" Emily G., Primary and Secondary Education Teacher.
"This app has been for me the best option to approach students closer to the world of video games. I lived a great experience when I guided my students step by step, through the tutorials, discovering GDevelop: to see their faces of surprise when the objects began to move, jump, follow instructions." Verified Capterra Reviewer.
GDevelop is bundled with an Asset Store, which contains thousands of free assets you and your students can use in projects of any kind, including commercial ones.
There’s no need to worry about finding the right sprite or background for a game. Simply browse the Asset Store, import the asset into the project and continue creating. Integration is seamless, and there are assets for virtually any requirement.
If you’re looking for a more holistic approach to teaching game-making, GDevelop has you covered.
Piskel is an open-source 2D sprite editor that is bundled with GDevelop out-of-the-box. You can complement your programming curriculum with asset creation. Iteration between Piskel and GDevelop is fast and frictionless.
GDevelop also includes jfxr, another free and open-source tool. Jfxr is a sound effects creator that is easy to use and allows your students to further make their games their own.
You can simply fire up the online editor in your favorite browser and start creating games. The editor runs on almost anything, including Chromebooks, tablets, smartphones and more.
The type of device your students have access to will no longer limit their imagination.
Projects can be saved online by creating a free account. There is absolutely no tracking, no personal information is ever collected, and nothing is sold to third-parties.
If you want to take the next step, you can simply install the GDevelop desktop app on a network of computers at your school, university or bootcamp. It's that easy.
Because GDevelop is free and open-source, there are no hidden costs. You can even deploy your own build environment for limitless builds for all our supported platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Android. No matter the number of students you cater to, GDevelop is always free.
And with ready-made video and text tutorials, a built-in Asset Store, and bundled software to create sprites and sound effects, GDevelop is the complete game-making teaching solution you’ve been looking for.
Allow your students to join the thousands around the world who are already learning programming with GDevelop in their classrooms. Implement GDevelop in your institution today.