The ease with which a learner can remix a game and understand how that is working is genius.
Unlocking creativity in kids, every step of the way with their permission and full engagement!
Gaming, coding, and inventing all mixed into one blender.
Crazy fun because we could play, break the game, and code.
My friend zombified a game
An immersive tool that lets students sit in the seat of a videogame designer.
Code CardsFollow the instructions on a code card to create your first glitch. You can even make a game, by stacking three code cards together.
Glitch CardsGlitch cards guide you through the game bending process from the absolute beginning. You can also play them as a card game. For example, while you’re playing pinball, your friend can draw a glitch card and use this to help or hinder the gameplay.
What is Scratch?
With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
BocoupSoftware Development Partner
Bocoup is a Scratch Foundation partner working on the Scratch 3.0 Virtual Machine, and has worked with Joylabz since 2017 to implement the GameBender operating system, run the software development process, glitching systems, and hardware integration.
Will ClaytonLead Glitch Developer
Will started working with GameBender when he was 16. While most people are learning to drive cars, Will was working on a new radical game system. He’s been a Scratcher since 2013 and has coded and published more than a hundred projects.
J.T. has been a Scratcher since 2014. JT helps promote continued learning and creativity when it comes to programming. He’s worked with GameBender on Game Curation and serves as a Scratch SDS Curator.
Ph.D. Media Lab MIT, Creative Learning Tools
Todd EddieSVP of GameBender
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Tech
Natalie CisnerosExecutive Creative Director
B.F.A Creative Photography, University of Florida
Will WammLead Glitch Developer
Scratch Programmer since 2013
Colleen GravesDirectory of Community & Creative Content
Master Library Information Science, Texas Woman University
Sean MontgomeryNew Product Research & Development
Ph.D. Neuroscience, Rutgers
Shani DailyEducational Technology Advisor
Ph.D. Media Lab MIT, Educational Technology
Abigayle WebbCreative Content Designer
Scratch Programmer since 2014
Tom HeckVP of Education Initiatives, Workshops, Community & Learning Ideas
B.S. Tech Education, Virgina Tech
Beth AntosVP Sales & Operations
B.S. Fitchburg University
Rachel SilverDirector of Accounts
B.A Visual Arts, Sara Lawerence College
Mariel WeinbenderEducation Sales Manager & Support Lead
B.A Environmental Studies, UC San Diego; Elementary Teaching Credential
B.S, Computer Science, University of York
Scratcher since 2014
Jay MelicanCreative Design Advisor; Former Maker Czar at Intel
Ph.D, Design, Illinois Institute of Technology
Sherry HussMaker Movement Advisor; Co-Founder of Maker Faire
B.S.B.A, Business Administration, Ohio State University
Beau SilverTechnical Advisor
Master's of Music, Science & Technology, Stanford University