Making Mobile Games

This Short Course is part of our Game Design Fundamentals Package, a set of nine courses that are perfect for embedding into middle and high school courses, or using in summer camps and after school programs.


Use GameSalad to make your own mobile game. Activities include using tutorials, “modding” games, wireframing, storyboarding, and playtesting. Explore game design principles such as game objectives, feedback, and progression.



Students will be able to…

  • Identify game design principles found in many mobile games
  • Use GameSalad, a free game design toolkit
  • Balance an unbalanced game
  • Apply progression and feedback to a game
  • Effectively playtest a game

Total Completion Time

Approximately 20 Hours

Student Work

Here are some examples of the projects that students complete in this course:


Inside Making Mobile Games

Inside MMG


Course Documents

Software and Hardware Specs

GameSalad must be downloaded and installed onto computers with a Mac or Windows operating system. GameSalad is not supported by devices such as Chromebooks or iPads.

Zulama-licensed schools can purchase GameSalad licenses at an exclusive price of $24/user. Contact Zulama at for more information on how to receive this discounted rate.