GameMaker for Education

GameMaker for Education

Through the use of GameMaker students will learn the basics of programming, the importance of team work and develop their STEM skills all whilst designing beautiful 2D Games.

The GameMaker educational curriculum offers lesson plans, student tasks, tutorials and much more!

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Why GameMaker?

Teach students the fundamentals of coding to students using our intuitive visual code system GML Visual.

Build an environment for students to learn creativity, planning and problem solving all through game projects.

Explore students game design potential with the use of our powerful GML Coding.



We take student privacy very seriously with each license ensuring anonymous seats with no student information collected.

Free Educational Resources

Our team has developed complete courseworks aimed to support teachers in each step of the curriculum!

From lesson plans, student tasks, video tutorials and more to help educators and students to make the most out of the coursework.

Free and available to download now!

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Benefits of Teaching Game Design

Bring your curriculum to life!

While many students enjoy playing video games, is it possible that making video games can play a key challenging role in engaging students’ attention, and developing core skills needed for learning STEM subjects?

Game Making can open a new window for students to pursue STEM careers such as Game Developer.

“Space Bubbles is good as it has structured content and there are good video tutorials that pupils enjoy dipping into.”

Gareth Rae (Computer Science Teacher in South Ayrshire, UK)

“[My students] love GameMaker. It’s empowering, it makes them feel like they can do something. Unlike other courses, they can see the results immediately, not have to wait until they are in the world of work.”

Hana AlJaberi (Purdue University, IN, USA)

"GameMaker provides a wonderful opportunity for students to jump right into game design and development while learning valuable programming constructs."

Steve I. (William Annin Middle School Basking Ridge, NJ, USA)

“ GameMaker makes it very easy to upload your own images and use them in your games. I would recommend this product to others who teach computer science.”

Kevin P. (Brentwood High School Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

"GameMaker is an excellent programming tool for students that have moved past basic programming tools. What's unique and wonderful about GameMaker is games can be designed at many different skill levels. "

Susan R. (Lebanon High School Lebanon, NH, USA)