I haven’t tried GameSalad yet… and won’t even download it until at least after I’ve submitted midterm grades next week, but it looks very promising. (I haven’t yet exhausted the possibilities of Scratch, but since Scratch games don’t work on an iPad, I’m looking at alternatives.)
GameSalad Creator is a powerful game design and mobile app creation tool used by professional software developers to launch over 1,000 games per month. But at the same time, GameSalad Creator is easy enough for students to master in days. To help you get your game design program up and running, GameSalad offers a range of educational resources to help you bring mobile game and app design to the classroom!