The best 2D game-making software

2D games are a great way to create quick and fun educational experiences. There’s such a wide variety of 2D game-making tools available that it can be daunting to figure out where to begin. This post will hopefully give you a place to start.


Construct is a 2D game-making tool that works entirely in your browser, so you don’t need to download anything to use it. Even better, you don’t even need to be online to use it; once you’ve loaded the editor page, you can continue working on your project wherever you are.


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Jonathan Gardner is pursuing his Master of Arts in the Design and Development of Digital Games program within the Mathematics, Science & Technology department at Teachers College, Columbia University. He received his Bachelor of Arts in educational technology and game design from Hampshire College, and is interested in creative and engaging tech-focused approaches to promoting scientific and media literacy, particularly around issues of environmentalism and sustainability.