Have you ever wanted to create your own Xbox game, but you have no coding experience? There's a new option for you in the form of Microsoft MakeCode Arcade, which is a free, student-focused tool for making basic retro-style 2D games.
You can access Microsoft MakeCode Arcade via its official website, where you'll find a bunch of examples and handy tutorials to help you get started. You can even use it as a way to mod Minecraft if you want to!
Here's a bit more about how Microsoft describes the service:
"MakeCode Arcade is a retro online game development environment. With a few blocks or lines of code, you can create your own custom games for others to play. Try creating a Maze game, a Treasure Hunt, or a Spaceship game – building your favorite Arcade games has never been so easy."
Microsoft MakeCode Arcade has been around for a while, but it's only as of this month that it's rolled out a brand-new Xbox app that allows you to play MakeCode games on your console. To access your own game, all you need to do is hit the "Add Your Game" button on the Xbox app and type in your custom Kiosk code. Easy!
All of this is free, so if you're even a little bit interested, it's worth giving it a shot. Plus, this is apparently a great tool for getting kids into game development, so if you have any budding devs on your hands, it's worth showing them this!
We also mentioned MakeCode in a recent article about WebView 2 support - we'll throw that down below: