Playing at Making This project builds on existing research showing that participation in game-making benefits children in many ways.

From creating house rules for board games to producing elaborate scenarios for make-believe play, children have long made and modified the games they play at the individual and local scale. These practices are a core part of children’s cultural and social experience, providing key opportunities for learning, socializing and skill development. The digital landscape now includes a growing number of titles and tools aimed at enabling children (and users of all ages) to participate in the creation, modification, and distribution of games and related user-generated content (UGC). Children are not only increasingly able to shape digital game content, but also share their creations at a mass level.

This project builds on existing research showing that participation in game-making benefits children in many ways. 

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