Saturday, January 18, 2014

Beta the Game Launch:

“Beta is a game that teaches game design, computer programming, and analytical thinking”

I've been super excited about the recent release (last week) of Beta the Game. My high school students participated in a closed-beta testing of Beta the game, an experience that proved valuable and rewarding in many ways.

As a game design teacher, I've been so fortunate to have been able to gain access to this user-friendly yet powerful and challenging game design platform during the late stage of the development cycle. All of my students will now be using the final version to develop their own games.

See more images from the Dwight School Facebook post:

Read about other Beta testing of games at Dwight here:
New York Observer: Can Video Game Classes Get kids Into College?
Published on 1/31/2014



  1. I really enjoyed Beta the Game. As a group we tried out many very different games and Beta was definitely one of the most enjoyable ones. Not only was it very fun to use it, but it was also a great balance between challenging and easy. I immediately understood how to use Beta, but I also learned a lot of things. I think it is a great way to learn about code You quickly make advancements and the fact that you learn by playing was also great. A lot of games do this, but I think that Beta really introduced you to its world in a fun and helpful way. I have started making my own game with Beta and I really notice how I progress and I found it really entertaining.

  2. I have played Beta the Game for a while now, and I am nearing the completion of a fully developed game. Beta definitely forces you to think outside of the box. This style of non-traditional coding where you have to run every line may very well be catalyzing a revolution in game design. I personally recommend this game to both experienced programmers and people who want to start to learn programming.