LO1 - Lesson 5 - Software

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LO1 - Lesson 5 - Software

  1. 1. Software Lesson 5
  2. 2.  Go to www.flowlab.io and play a few different games from those listed under the games section of the website: Understand capabilities & limits Know key software features #capabilities #limitations Flowlab
  3. 3. Key Features What main game elements did you notice? Understand capabilities & limits Know key software features #capabilities #limitations
  4. 4.  Know how to pick out key features in software  Understand possible capabilities and limitations  Be able to research a range of game creation software Lesson Goals #capabilities #limitations
  5. 5. Marking Marks Learning Objective 1 – 3 Pass Summary of the capabilities and limitations of a limited range of 2D and 3D software used for digital game creation, demonstrate limited understanding. 4 – 6 Merit Summary of the capabilities and limitations of a range of 2D and 3D software used for digital game creation, demonstrate sound understanding. 7 – 9 Distinction Summary of the capabilities and limitations of a range of 2D and 3D software used for digital game creation, demonstrate thorough understanding.
  6. 6. Mobile App Development How are games developed for mobile platforms? Understand capabilities & limits Know key software features #capabilities #limitations
  7. 7.  Applications are designed for one particular operating system and may make use of touchscreens and motion sensors.  Mobile apps can be released in:  iPhone App Store  Android Market  Google Marketplace  Most phones require specialist app making software but some sites allow you to build web based apps. Understand capabilities & limits Know key software features #capabilities #limitations App Development
  8. 8.  Flowlab is a website that that allows you to create mobile apps and web based games that can be uploaded to the app store. Understand capabilities & limits Know key software features #capabilities #limitations Flowlab  When using Flowlab you will be able to edit the following features:  Ground Styles  Characters  Collectables  Sprite Styles  Logical Rules
  9. 9. Understand capabilities & limits Know key software features Character Sprite Editable Ground Styles Buttons linking to: Play, Library, Levels, Layers, Settings Library
  10. 10. Tools Library Sprite Editable Object Understand capabilities & limits Know key software features
  11. 11. Understand capabilities & limits Know key software features Triggers Linking Behaviour
  12. 12.  List some of the main tools available in the software and describe what they let you create within the game.  Review the ease of use and make some comparisons with other software reviewed so far.  Sign up to Flowlab game builder and review the key features:  Capabilities  Limitations Understand capabilities & limits Know key software features #capabilities #limitations Your Task  Extension: Add some screen shots to your review to help describe the key features in more detail.
  13. 13. Understand capabilities & limits Know key software features #capabilities #limitations Keywords  Capabilities  Limitations  Any tasks that the software being used can realistically complete.  Restrictions or things that the software is unable to complete.
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