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What is AppShed Game Maker

game maker breakoutAppShed Game Maker is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) for building HTML5 games.

Game Maker is one of the main products within AppShed. The games you build become part of your app. Your apps can include a combination of app items (content) and games.

You can easily Publish and Share your apps allowing others to play your games. Simply follow the instructions for Publishing, and then share the URL/web link with friends or post on social media.

Game Maker has been designed for beginners, but also includes advanced features that allow you to build very sophisticated games. In fact your are able to embed ANY JavaScript code, essentially giving you the ability to create even the most advanced Phaser game within AppShed.

Game Maker is built on top of the Phaser game engine (see next section for more info on Phaser). Phaser is used by professional game developers, so the skills you learn in Game Maker could be the start of your game-developing future!

Game Maker is intended for education and learning. The aim is to provide learners with a simple interface  and enjoyable experience while they get to grips with important concepts of computational thinking and coding.


Get Started with Game Maker

To build your first game, follow these simple steps:

  1. Log in to AppShed
  2. Go to Game Maker
    toggle game maker

  3. Click on the "plus button +" to create a new app/game
    new game

  4. Start building your game by adding objects from the Game Tools on the right
    game tools

  5. Open AppShed Academy and find the course called "Game Maker Basics" to build your first game.
    game maker basics

  6. Once you have completed the Basics, go on to learn more using one of the many game courses in AppShed Academy.

... that you Publish and Share your game with your friends to show-off your new skills!




Courses, Templates and Guides

We realise that Game Making might seem a bit daunting if you are a beginner.
And if you are experiened you will be looking for resources to build things as quickly as possible.

AppShed provides courses, templates and guides to help you get the most out of Game Maker.



  • Open AppShed Academy and search for Game Making courses. 
  • If you are just starting out, follow the introductory courses, such as the Platform Game. 
  • Once you master those skills, move onto something more challenging using advanced JavaScript coding.

academy courses



  •  Game Maker has many Templates to help you build apps more quickly.
  • Templates import multiple game objects with the click of a button.
  • For teachers, Templates ensure that all learners are able to start off at the same point. Templates will save your many hours of frustrating instruction and reduce mistakes.




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