What is Arcade?
What is the MakeCode Arcade programming editor and what can we make with it?
Microsoft MakeCode Arcade is a web-based beginner-friendly code editor to create retro arcade games for the web and for dedicated hardware (small handheld computers).
For even more fun, you can install the games you make on small handheld gaming computers like the BrainPad or GameGo.
The MakeCode Arcade code editor is very similar to the Microbit and Scratch code editors. It has:
- a simulator where you can see your code run (and play the games!).
- a toolbox with all the different code blocks organised into categories.
- a code area where you make your code.
Again like the Microbit, you can download your code onto a piece of hardware. There are many compatible handheld arcade computers you can get like the BrainPad and the GameGo.
These allow you to take your games with you and not just play on your web browser.
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