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Build video games by playing with this Google tool for macOS and Windows

Building video games is not exactly the simplest task in the world for amateurs, but many companies have tools for you to put your creations on the screen without much difficulty and perhaps start a successful path in the gaming world. O GoogleNow one of them.

As Game builder, macOS and Windows users can create basic gaming experiences reminiscent of the Minecraft phenomenon without even touching a single line of code. In fact, the tool itself is a game in itself, you create your video game by playing a video game.

Game Builder, which comes from Google's experimental design team, Area 120, had been quietly available on Steam since last November, but only now, with a recent major update, has begun to be released by the Mountain View giant.

In the game, you can build entire worlds with blocks of various types by simply clicking and dragging the elements to assemble your creations; It also has hundreds of pre-made 3D models, so you don't have to spend hours modeling your characters and constructions.

Once the universes are created, more advanced users of JavaScript techniques can extend the game's experience with native APIs using simple commands following the "if this, then that" logic, it is possible to build dynamics that will make the video game more engaging and challenging. Your creativity is the limit to create the next success of the video game world. indies.

The cool thing is that Game Builder even has a collaboration mode, so that you and several friends can work on a project at the same time or for people to test the game in real time as you progress in its construction.

Game Builder can be downloaded for free from Steam for macOS or Windows. Have fun!

via Cult of Mac