GameGo - handheld console, code your own games with makecode
GameGo - A Retro Gaming Platform
As video games became more complex, a lot of effort went into their development. Now it requires a whole team of developers & lots of resources and time to make a video game.
Read further for more details about the product as well as the Additional Resources tab just below the scrollable images, and if you still can’t find the information you need, contact us via our social media which can be found at the bottom of the page.
Microsoft MakeCode Arcade Compatible - A Powerful Programming Platform
MakeCode Arcade is a popular platform for simulating your own games. You can easily use it through a web browser and download your code to deploy on GameGo. You can start by trying out some of the readily available examples on https://arcade.makecode.com/ and then go on to develop your own creations.
There is support forum on MakeCode Arcade where you can ask questions, and you will be able to explore projects that other people have shared.
Educational Course Materials
Kids' creative thinking and hands-on skills are nurtured while they design new games or recreate ones from the past. In the image above you see the outline of the accompanying course we provide. GameGo comes with a multi-lesson online course to help users to learn the basics of making your own retro games. The course aims to guide students to understand and learn the software and hardware knowledge of game development starting with a simple game based on graphical programming, gradually deepening, and iterating continuously to make a relatively complex, multi-level and story-telling game project. The course provides a large number of game examples for students to understand the concepts and principles through improvement and optimization.
Sleek & Thoughtful Design
Our designers carefully selected the most suitable materials, keeping the layout familiar and intuitive to use within a handheld sized console.
This kit is suitable for:
Maker teachers / DIY hobbyists / high school students / gamers / homeschooling educators
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What's in the Box
|1x||GameGo||Micro USB Cable||Guidebook|
|Display: 1.8'' 160x128 color TFT screen|
|Power Supply ：Built-in lithium battery or 5V Micro USB|
|Built-in power supply: Rechargeable lithium battery (502535, 400mAh)|
|Working Voltage: 5V|
|Package Dimensions:||121 (L) * 38 (W) * 115 (H) (mm)|
|Age for Use:||8+|
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MakeCode Arcade: https://arcade.makecode.com/
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Recommended Ages: All ages
Features: easy-to-use and user-friendly; has various tutorials and projects for users; supports translation between block-based code and a text based code
On Device Programming
Image taken from https://makecode.com/blog/arcade/tilecode
Microsoft Tilecode : https://makecode.com/blog/arcade/tilecode
Tilecode invites players to be game makers as they are able to create their own games right on their handheld device. Inspired by board games, the display is split into a grid of sqaures, and the existing control buttons are used to move board pieces from square to square. Try it in browser here.
Related Course Material
TinkerGen has created an online learning platform called Make2Learn which contains our own course materials for a wide range of STEAM educators and programming hobbyists. You can view online or download the included videos, lesson plans and source code once you activate a course
Instructables Project - Platformer with Infinite Levels
Instructables Project link: instructables.com/platformergamego
Instructables Project - Battle City Remake
Instructables Project link: instructables.com/battlecitygamego