Google Now Helps People Build their Own Video Games without Coding

The new Google Game Builder platform let’s people create their own video games and best of all, they don’t need to know how to code…

For anyone who’s had an idea for a video game, there’s now an opportunity to bring it from a conception to a reality. Thanks to Area 120 at Google, there’s a new prototype software called appropriately the “Google Game Builder.”

Google Game Builder from Area 120 Debuts

Google realizes it takes a lot to build a video game. And, it’s even difficult for those who have the technical skills. 

The Google Game Builder uses drag-and-drop functions, so anyone can use it. What’s more, it allows people to build games together.

Here’s Google’s introduction to the platform:

“Let’s say you have an idea for a video game. It could be a first-person action game starring a snail on the (slow) run from the law, or a multiplayer game featuring only pugs. There’s only one problem: You’ve never built a game before. You don’t know how to program.You don’t know any 3D artists. And every tool you find won’t let you collaborate with friends.

What if creating games could be as easy and fun as playing them? What if you could enter a virtual world with your friends and build a game together in real time? Our team within Area 120, Google’s workshop for experimental projects, took on this challenge. Our prototype is called Game Builder, and it is free on Steam for PC and Mac.”

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.