Install Gdevelop, a program to create your own games

Have you ever wanted to make your own video game?  Well, if you have, you can use a program called Gdevelop. This program is very helpful for beginners who are interested in programming.  Gdevelop offers a simple way of programming done by drag and drop.

Drag and drop programming is a type of programming that involves dragging blocks of pre-built commands or code that allow for easy programming.  One can also make use of If/Then Statements, which allows a program to make decisions when an action occurs.  For example, one line of code that could be used is “If the right arrow is pushed, then move character to the right”.

With a little bit of tinkering, soon you’ll be making games like this:

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Now with all that said, let’s download the software.

Open up the Terminal and type these commands one at a time (press Enter after each line).

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:florian-rival/gdevelop

and press Enter.

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once you get to the screen down shown below, press Enter.
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then type

sudo apt-get update

and press Enter.

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Now type:

sudo apt-get install gdevelop

and press Enter.
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Once that’s done, and the screen looks like the one above, search for Gdevelop in the Dash.

Enjoy making games!

For tutorials on how to use this software go to… or keep coming back to this blog for future articles on how to use Gdevelop.

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