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Global MakeCode Arcade




The theme for 2021 was Climate Crisis

The climate crisis has become more urgent than ever. In the past few years, we have witnessed record-breaking temperatures, intense floods, storms, drought, and wildfires as they devastate communities around the world. As global citizens, the first step in tackling climate crisis is deepening our understanding of the issue.

Hundreds of participants created games that help others understand the impact of behaviors on our planet and how we must take bold action immediately. Games focused on the way humans impact the melting of the ice caps or ideas for renewable energy, share your knowledge of the climate crisis and encourage those playing to take action in their own lives! 

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New to MakeCode?

If you’ve never written code or used MakeCode Arcade before, no worries! Try our climate themed Hour of Code™ activity or our Beginner Skillmap to get down the basics.

Educator Training

Sign for free training on how to run the Hour of Code Activity and Global MakeCode Arcade Game Jam in your classroom. We’ll cover how to use the MakeCode Arcade Platform, learning objectives, and more!

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Additional resources

Want to run game jam activities in your classroom? Or even put on your own game jam? Check out our how-to guide and accompanying educator resources.

Game Jam Guide

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