Microsoft's Popfly (www.popfly.com
) recently moved into the beta stage and I think it is time for me to share it. Popfly is about as 2.0 as you can get! It is a web applications platform that functions like Flash but is largely drag and drop. There is a ton it can do but my main focus is the Game Creator.
Popfly has an entire section devoted to making "flash" games. They are all drag and drop, just like the web aps. Every behavior, every sound, everything is drag and drop. To me, the most amazing thing is that EVERY game and project can be tweaked. If you see a game you like you simply click Tweak and the entire back-end of the game is opened up to you. You can change one word or the entire game and call the new thing yours.
I've made a few games using it now and I'm quite happy with the results given the short time that went into it. I made a couple simple quiz games and then branched out into some educational platformers. I would love to get me kids using this as well, they would absolutely run with it I'm sure. If you want to see what I've done there search "Rockguykev" in the search>users tab. I'd love to get others building games so I can um... borrow them.