A Website but also a book about learning to program games using Pygame.
A fun way to learn to program
Texas 10-year-old Rhys uses Gamestar Mechanic to program and create worlds to play in, learning valuable skills in science, technology, engineering, and math along the way
Google has created a Minecraft modpack called qCraft. It lets players experiment with quantum behaviors inside Minecraft’s world, with new blocks that exhibit quantum entanglement, superposition, and observer dependency.
“The benefit of using this tool is that you can develop games without the knowledge of programing language. It makes you possible use your time effectively to develop games.”
Some interactive lessons for learning about computational thinking. Includes decomposition, patterns, abstraction and algorithms
Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and XBox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game, young children as well as adults with no design or programming skills
Lots of comments on what tool to use to teach students about programming games. Some of the usual tools like Scratch and Game Maker are mentioned but there are more professional tools used too!
The Python Game Book is a free creative-commons licensed multilingual dokuwiki book written by Horst JENS (mostly) and friends. By registering (free) you can edit and create pages in this wiki.
The Python Game Book aims to provide interested students and teachers a broad range of material to teach themselves how to write computer games using the language Python and other free Open Source tools.
“If you’re a kid born to be a game developer or a tech guru, Developer Junior is for you. This video series stars Joey deVilla and Junior, a fast-talking skater kid, who use Microsoft tools to teach kids to program. Learn to build your own web site, edit video, develop your own videogames, program your own software and more.
This show is funded by and co-produced with Microsoft.”