Google releases free Game Builder program on Steam

MANILA, Philippines – Want to make games but feel a barrier between you and gamemaking because you don't have all the necessary skills that come with coding a game? Google's got your back.

The company on Thursday, June 13 (June 14, Manila time) announced its Area 120 division – which handles incubation of employees' special projects – has released a tool-slash-game program called Game Builder.

Game Builder, unlike some other gamemaking tools, is designed to be a game in itself.

The system is reminiscent of Minecraft – in which your actions in Game Builder help shape the creation of your own game. Multiple users can work on a single project at the same time, and while you don't need to know how to code – the game lets you drag and drop specific commands using its own cards-like interface – you can also create your own command cards using Javascript. You can also grab 3D models off Google Poly to help in your endeavors. 

Game Builder is currently available as a free download on Steam for PC and Mac. –

Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.