Overview

Get your joysticks ready, we're throwing an arcade party with games designed by you & me! That's right you heard me. We can design our own games, and, with no coding experience required. Then we can upload these games to our own hardware like a Raspberry Pi Zero to play them on the big screen!

How? With Microsoft MakeCode Arcade. MakeCode Arcade is a web-based, beginner-friendly code editor to create retro arcade games for the web and for microcontrollers.

Beta Zone: MakeCode Arcade is still in its beta. It might still have a few rough edges...

Please read through the below guide on using MakeCode Arcade with the Raspberry Pi Zero before continuing:

Guide: MakeCode Arcade with Raspberry Pi Zero

First we'll go over how to use and navigate MakeCode Arcade.

After that, we'll learn how to create our own custom games on the platform to upload to the Raspberry Pi Zero. 

We'll run through how to build the game below as the main example for the guide.

This guide was first published on Jan 25, 2019. It was last updated on Jan 25, 2019. This page (Overview) was last updated on Jan 25, 2019.