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.


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.