Klik & Play

From West Elmira Computers Museum
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Klik & Play
DeveloperEuropress Software
Clickteam
PublisherMaxis
Systems3.1, Mac OS
Released1994
Added to
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K&P for schools: April 29, 2019

Klik & Play is an application that allows for the creation of video games without any computer programming knowledge. It is a 16-bit program released for Windows 3.1 and Mac OS in 1994.

Limitations

The games created were saved as '.knp' files, which could only be played using the Klik & Play application. In addition, since Klik & Play was an older program released for Windows 3.1 and classic Mac OS, it can't be run on 64-bit versions of Windows or Intel versions of macOS.

Freeware release

In 1994, a version for educational use, Klik & Play for Schools, was released. It was originally intended for use only in educational settings, however, it was released to the public as freeware in 2006.

Legacy

The team behind Klik & Play would split off from Europress as Clickteam after the sale of Europress in 1999. They created additional programs expanded from Klik & Play, including Click & Create (also known as Multimedia Fusion Express) and The Games Factory in 1996, and Multimedia Fusion (later known as Clickteam Fusion) in 1998.