Adding music and a colourful Intro to your game can grab peoples attention. It can be the difference between holding attention and falling asleep. You Can put any MP3 or WAV sound clip into PowerPoint and then insert it into your game. (INSERT>SOUND>SOUND FROM FILE…)
This slide and many others are created using the custom animation tool. You can then sequence the sounds and pictures like the speech bubble, spider and Indy character.
Grabbing pictures from Google and putting them into your background can really make your game look and feel fun. Remember you might need to adjust the order of images on your screen to make the large background picture go to the back. (RIGHT-CLICK IMAGE > SEND TO BACK or BRING TO FRONT)
Multiple choice?Create multiple slides of the same thing by duplicating the slide (RIGHT-CLICK, DUPLICATE SLIDE) Then change the text to suit what is happening.
This page was created using the drawing (located in Format for PP 2007) tool to make the black hole. Then I added some shading by RIGHT-CLICK shape > FORMAT SHAPE > FILL> GRADIENT FILL.
Power point games
Paul H. Smith
See this presentation online at www.innovativelearning.com.au
Welcome to my adventure! We are
going to discover lots on our journey
together but look out for danger every
step of the way.
Ahhh, the lost temple! There is some
sort of puzzle on the door. Let’s check
There are three stone tablets here. I think in need to
press each one in order from lowest to highest.
1.62 1.062 1.621
Yes, we must be on the right track. Keep going!
1.62 1.062 1.621
Types of Games
Whole class teacher led games
Student created adventure games
Test knowledge of Topic
Planning a project
The Food Chain
Shark Seal Fish Shrimp
Students enjoy making their own PowerPoint games because
they have control of the outcomes (ownership)
They enjoy using PowerPoints’ features such as sound,
animation and timing to create a truly interactive experience.
Students are required to plan out a game before beginning to
create it (using storyboarding)
Students gain key ICT Skills which can be transferred to other
projects. (E.G. Marine Life )
They can demonstrate their in-depth knowledge of a topic by
incorporating it into a game. (Gold Games)
Teacher Led Games
Students are engaged with the use of technology.
Students enjoy working as a team.
Games can be customised to suit topics being studied.
Students like playing games and learning becomes fun.
Sequence Events, custom animations
Hyperlinks are what makes your game ‘Interactive’. It lets you
decide where to take the player when they click something on
In this example if the player clicks the right answer
Or the wrong answer
This is what makes things interesting by objects moving
on the screen
Click the object or words you want to animate
Go to menu ‘Animations’ then select ‘Custom Animations’
(PC) or for Mac Right-Click > Custom animation
Select and Entrance effect and
even an Exit Effect
You can change preferences like
direction, speed and more!
Right –Click the object you want
to make a button.
Choose >PLACE IN THIS
DOCUMENT then select the slide
you want to be transported to.
Duplicating slides can save you HEAPS of
time. You can use this to change a slide
slightly from the previous version.
Design your slide
Duplicate the slide as many times as you
need to by..
Right-Click the slide in NORMAL VIEW
For a musical background you will need to have your
own source of sound files
Insert > Sound > Sound From a File...
Locate your sound..
Adjust settings in the custom Animation area.
Sequencing events makes things happen when you want
them to happen. E.G. You want a speech bubble to appear
when a character arrives on the screen.
Go to Custom animation Window
You can reorder by dragging items
Change the way they start
With previous – begins with the last animation
After previous – starts after last animation
On click – it waits until you click the screen
Need some extra help?
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
tutorial.asp -Make those back grounds transparent
ubcategoryID=98 Sound effects
http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/ppt-games/ Lots of PowerPoint games
to play with your class.
http://www.actden.com/pp/ How to use PowerPoint (basics, older
A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.