Students who are signed in and 13 or older will see options at the bottom of the home page (studio.code.org/home) for starting new projects in App Lab, Game Lab, and Web Lab.
Game Lab is a programming environment where you can make simple animations and games with objects and characters that interact with each other. You can read more about Game Lab and see sample projects here.
This tool is a companion piece to the 3rd unit of the middle-school level Computer Science Discoveries course. In Unit 3, students build on their coding experience as they create programmatic images, animations, interactive art, and games. Starting off with simple, primitive shapes and building up to more sophisticated sprite-based games, students become familiar with the programming concepts and the design process computer scientists use daily. They then learn how these simpler constructs can be combined to create more complex programs. In the final project, students develop a personalized, interactive program. Along the way, they practice design, testing, and iteration, as they come to see that failure and debugging are an expected and valuable part of the programming process.