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The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Ever played a game and thought, “I want to make this!”? Well now is your chance!

These resources from Sheffield's National Videogame Museum are all about dipping your toes into game creation. These aren’t huge, 27-step guides on making the next AAA RPG, but are an entry point into game making. It uses Scratch, a free block-based visual programming language targeted primarily at children.

Click here to download a PDF on Getting Started with Scratch, and follow the two video tutorials below.

Recommended for ages 7+

Save the NVM!
Due to its closure during the coronavirus pandemic, the NVM's existence is under threat. It's a truly unique place – the UK’s only museum dedicated to videogames, one of the world's leading institutions in the field, and with an ambitious and engaging programme of activity. We are very lucky to have it in Sheffield. If you can, please support the museum's emergency fundraising appeal. Click here to make a donation.

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