Choosing the Right Tool for Beginning Game Designers

Choosing the Right Tool for Beginning Game Designers

Caleb Gentry, Teacher/Educational Content Creator, Sequim Middle School/Crey GamesK12

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Caleb Gentry

In this 90-minute interactive workshop, attendees will discuss some of the current tools available to beginning game designers/publishers. Participants will evaluate one of those tools, Crey, in more detail.

Crey is a game creation tool (non-code based), publishing platform, and community of gaming enthusiasts. Crey Games is based out of Copenhagen, Denmark and is developing more resources for learners and looking for ways to support aspiring game designers. Users will need a Windows laptop with and internet connection and Crey installed to participate in the hands-on component of the experience. The software is free and installs on demand. Pre-installation is recommended (see for details). No programming experience is required, just an open mind and a willingness to participate in serious play.

After exploring the capabilities of the software, the group will discuss ways that it could be used in education or other fields. Possible topics can include designing units for game design courses, passion projects, after school clubs, summer camps. We will consider the benefits of game-based hands-on learning in education today. Attendees will then break intro interest groups allowing for networking opportunities and a chance to share their thoughts in small groups. Online resources will be made available.

Attendee Benefits

Attendees will be provided with links to online resources. These resources are embedded within the Crey Game editor, can be found online at and through the Crey website at Users can also access the Crey Discord community at

Mon 12:00 am - 12:00 am