New Resource: Making Cents

Hi Gamefrooters! We’ve just released more Educational Resources, and today we’ll highlight this tutorial: Making Cents. In this resource you will learn how to build a clicker game that earns money and converts smaller units of currency into larger ones. The tutorial covers variables, sending and receiving message events, some basic maths, and more. You can even upload your own images of money to personalize your game.

 

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To check it out, go to make.gamefroot.com and open the Resources sidebar. Then scroll down to find the ‘Making Cents’ resource and click on it to open it.

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Have fun! Stay tuned for more educational resources.

-The Gamefroot Team

New Tutorial Resources

Hi Gamefrooters! We’re about to release more Educational Resources, which will make subscribing to Gamefroot EDU even more attractive. Make sure to check it out if you’re a teacher, a student, or just interested in learning.

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Until then, check out this quick tutorial that will teach you How to use the mouse to control game objects. This tutorial will allow you to detect when the mouse is clicked to trigger actions, and use the position of the mouse to move things. This tutorial builds on concepts learned in Setting an object’s position and Using variables.

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Apologies for Gamefroot downtime over the past 72 hours

Hi Gamefrooters,

Gamefroot should now be working for everyone again! Unfortunately over the past 72 hours we’d experienced a compatibility issue with a recent update to Google’s hosting services. This created a bug that had been preventing saving and loading some games, but we’ve since corrected the problem, so Gamefroot is now back up and running 100%.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. If you continue to have any issues, please let us know, otherwise you can get back to creating awesome games.

– The Gamefroot Team

 

Learn math by making games!

Gamefroot now makes learning even easier with our brand new resources sidebar. After seeing the success of the widely influential Hour of Code and Kahn Academy styled learning areas, we’ve begun stocking our own sidebar full of easy to use learning resources.

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By leading students through a set of steps covering both theory and practical application, these resources enable learners to create useful and fun game mechanics with a focus on core learning outcomes.

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Gamefroot 2.1.0

Thanks for using Gamefroot. Every update to Gamefroot includes improvements for speed and reliability. We’re pleased to highlight these new features:
– You can now right click to remove assets
– New Play Sound scripts have been added to the script area
– We’ve made a number of Microsoft Edge / Internet Explorer browser compatibility improvements
For those that like to experiment, we’ve added two new beta features: a new learning resources sidebar, and a Mobile Games sidebar for testing games on your Android device. Enjoy!

 

New Gamefroot Update: Improved Script Editor + Sounds!

This latest Gamefroot update boasts integration of sound effects and music, as well as an updated Script Editor interface for more intuitive visual coding.

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As we’re winding down the old version of Gamefroot, we’ve been getting the new version of Gamefroot ready for a mass migration of users and games. This new version introduces:

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  • Improved script editor: Script blocks are now organised by more intuitive categories, and colour coded to match the category.
  • We’ve also been updating the Help section of the website to explain how all the new bits of Gamefroot work.

Go make some games! Show us what kinds of awesome games you can make. We’d love to hear from you.

Questions or comments? Hit us up on TwitterFacebook, and the support page. Your ideas could make it into the next version of the Gamefroot Game Creator!