Learn to code and make your own games with Hopscotch.
**Downloaded over 12 million times**
**30 million games created**
“Hopscotch is the best way to express your imagination! Most other "learn to code" apps just make you complete boring levels with 4 "move" blocks, but in hopscotch you have the freedom to create anything, which is amazing.” — BuildASnowman, Hopscotcher
“This taught me sooooo much about basics of coding. I have been able to make some cool games I hope to learn more as I advance this app was extremely helpful and easy to learn.” — BestBeginnersCoding, Hopcotcher
“I had ZERO background or programming experience. I personally checked all 8 or 10 of these blogs about recommendations. And Hopscotch was the most intuitive and interactive. It’s not like you’re just playing video games. My daughter loves it!” — Mom, S. to daughter, 8
“I am a 4th grade teacher who LOVES your app. Our students have been introduced to coding through it and I am impressed with the creativity they have shown and the skills they are building while creating projects.” — Kelley, 4th grade teacher
Whether games, art, stories, or more, you can code whatever you want with kid-friendly programming. Publish your creations to Hopscotch’s fully moderated community, where kids can play and learn from your games.
Explore and learn from millions of projects created by other kids. Open up any project to play, tweak, or remix it. With thousands of games published every week, you’ll never run out of ideas or inspiration!
Our play-along video tutorials teach you to make Crossy Road, PokemonGo, and more. Listen, watch, and code as you go! As you become a better programmer, Hopscotch will challenge you to create increasingly advanced games and apps. These skills will help you in high school, college, and beyond.
PRESS + AWARDS
** Parents Magazine: Best Apps for Families **
** FastCompany: Innovation By Design Finalist **
** Parent’s Choice Gold Medal: Software **
** Children’s Technology Review: Best Educational Technology **
** The New York Times **
** The Wall Street Journal **
** WIRED **
** Parents Magazine **
** FastCompany **
** Apple App Store Editors **
See how much your child will love learning to code with Hopscotch! Join 10 million families coding on Hopscotch. Upgrade for premium creation tools. Get a week-long free trial, and then subscribe for $7.99/month or $79.99/year. You can cancel anytime, hassle free.
Hopscotch is used on 44% of school iPads in the US. Sign up as an educator when you download Hopscotch, and then start coding in your classroom with free lesson plans and student accounts. Increase student engagement with our library of self-guided video tutorials. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started. Learn more at https://gethopscotch.org/educators
SAFETY + PRIVACY
Hopscotch values kids’ safety and privacy. Hopscotch does not require or collect Personal Information from children, and is COPPA Certified by iKeep Safe.
Subscribe to Hopscotch for premium creation tools.
You can choose between two auto-renewing subscription options:
- $7.99 per month
- $79.99 per year
Get a 7-day free trial when you upgrade Hopscotch. Cancel at any time before the trial period ends, and you won’t be charged until after the trial period. Price may vary by location. Subscriptions will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription will automatically renew unless canceled at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
To cancel a subscription, disable auto-renewal in your iTunes settings (General > iTunes Settings > Subscriptions > Manage) and allow the current period to end. Refunds are not available for unused portions of a subscription per iTunes policy.
Learn to code and make your own games with Hopscotch. Over 12 million downloads!
In this update:
October means Halloween time and the Hopscotch characters are all dressed up in their spookiest apparel. Update to add Zombear, Ghoulopus, Frankenrilla and more to your games!
As always, shoot us an email at email@example.com with any questions/comments/suggestions. You might show up in the next release notes!
Ratings and Reviews
“Coding” may sound a bit dry and daunting to some newcomers, but those are the last things that come to mind while using Hopscotch. The app lets you have as much fun making games as playing them, and with its colourful, friendly interface and stacks of help and tutorials, kids (and grown-ups!) can build all kinds of apps—while learning the fundamentals of programming. Best of all, you can share your creations so anyone with an iPhone or iPad can play them too!
I love hopscotch I mean who cant?! I shared the app with my friend now she loves it. I’m back..... I have now updated my review. I have went to see all reviews and then to most critical. People are saying they have to pay money at the start to continue... no not true! If you wait a few seconds in the top right corner it says skip. Tap it then you can use hopscotch for free and for as long as you want. Except you can’t add pictures or drawings to your games. No custom profile picture and only a few game tutorials unlocked. Even if you buy the better version with access to everything. It would have actually been a waste of money. Because technically everything in the hopscotch free version allows you to do everything except do a few things. And in those few things there are lots of each thing, (e.g) you have access to a few game tutorials but not all of them, you can’t choose one of your photos for your profile but you can pick one of the set ones, you can’t add photos or drawings but you can make art pads drawings Imon artpads, Games with the shapes, characters, text(emoji and letters) and that’s pretty much all! So the free version technically allows you to do pretty much. Everything. AMAZINg!!!! I would totally recommend hopscotch. My user is Best_Coder_Of_Them_All💀🎮 and my friend’s user is Naairahere_CLG23.
Developer Response ,
Great to hear that you’re enjoying Hopscotch! And thanks for helping us to get as many kids as possible the ability to make their own games! Keep on Hopscotching!
I am deeply concerned that children are using this app to communicate with each other in what is basically a social media/messaging capacity. I keep reading how safe this app is for children and how it is monitored and yet my 11 year old has been able to communicate with god knows who, sharing personal information. On top of that she has been encouraged about things regarding sexuality, gender and self harm. I am horrified at what she has been exposed to by an app that is considered so safe. I suggest you seriously reassess the ability for children (if some of them are even children) to essentially just chat with each other through remixing projects. I have removed this app from my children’s devices and informed their school (who told me to download it in the first place) that this is a serious issue and that they should remove it from their technology program. I will also be telling every parent I know about the dangers this app poses.
Developer Response ,
First off, I am so sorry that your 11yo had a negative experience. Safety is something we take very seriously here, and having teachers and parents as founders means we care deeply about the content that is expressed in the app. The primary way kids use Hopscotch is as it was intended: as a tool for coding their own games, which they then sometimes publish into the community. Every piece of text is filtered, and every image used within a game is approved by a human. There is no commenting or messaging ability in the app, although publishers do get notifications if someone remixes their project. We also have checks on general game themes and a rigorous flagging system for games that fail the moderation checks. Users who repeatedly fail moderation checks are removed from the system. However, a minority of users determined to get around these sometimes find new ways to do so, and it seems like your daughter became involved. We are always trying to improve our system and would appreciate learning more details and specifics about the offensive projects you saw. Please reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with more information about your daughter's account. We would value the opportunity to learn more about what happened here. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and in advance for your help.
- Hopscotch Technologies
- 182.1 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- English, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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