Just in time for the Global Game Jam Unity have released Unity Playground. Unity playground is a Unity project containing 6 mini games, each built entirely on a set of single task reusable components. The intention is to make it easier for youths, students and beginners to get started developing games using Unity without having to jump into code.
Details from the Unity Store:
Unity Playground is Unity’s first project dedicated entirely to our younger users, educators and anyone looking for an initial introduction to game development in a more simplistic form.
This 2D, physics-based project contains a collection of single-action Components which you can use as building blocks, and combine them to create any type of gameplay. Simplified Inspectors for both Playground scripts and built-in Components mean that new users will not feel overwhelmed by the amount of options.
In addition to all of this, the project comes with six example games to play and learn from. Use the Playground for teaching, learning from, or just introducing yourself to the world of Unity with loads of colourful 2D art assets and some great environments to experiment with.
Unity have additional details of the Playground up on their blog. The code is available on GitHub and is released under the MIT open source license. If you are interested in learning more or seeing the Playground in action, watch the video below.