Area 120 which is “Google’s workshop for experimental projects,” has brought up its latest prototype is Game Builder. It allows you to build simple Minecraft-style 3D games for yourself as well as others to play through. The game lets you drag and drop characters and scenery into an empty sandbox for you to further construct your own world and then use preset commands to string together how things interact with one another. It’s free to play and available on both Windows and macOS. With Game Builder, you can create and play games with your friends in real time.
According to Google, Game Builder is for those that “have an idea for a video game,” but have no experience whatsoever. It’s particularly catered for existing gamers that are already familiar with Minecraft’s drag-and-drop world building.
It could be a first-person action game starring a snail on the (slow) run from the law, or a multiplayer game featuring only pugs. There’s only one problem: You’ve never built a game before. You don’t know how to program. You don’t know any 3D artists. And every tool you find won’t let you collaborate with friends.
You can now download Google Game Builder for free on Steam for Mac and Windows today.