GameMaker Studio 2
One of the best creation tools available for aspiring game developers
Pros: Offers an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface for novices; powerful scripting for pros.
Cons: Free version doesn't allow the creation of any executables; learning curve for novices is pretty steep.
Bottom Line: Provides teachers with the best choice for a full unit or class on game design, and gives students a tool to help them realize their game-making dreams.
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