We’ve seen GameSalad used in middle schools all the way up to post-graduate classes, but the majority of our institutional customers are high schools.
Many of today’s students are digital natives who are comfortable with sophisticated authoring tools and embrace the “maker” mentality — GameSalad is a great fit for these students. As a result, we see more and more students in middle school using the product as well.
For younger learners, GameSalad is a great tool for project-based learning activities, and can also be used in deconstruction exercises, where a game with familiar mechanics and concepts is introduced and demonstrated, and then is examined and modified in a series of cause-effect experiments. (“What do you think will happen if we increase the effect of gravity on the player?”).