Adventures in      GamerspaceMaking and using games in the classroom            Adam Clare M.Ed             Wero Creative
What’s a (good) game?
Common games• Monopoly• Risk• Cranium• Chess
Not so common games• Settler’s of Catan• Carcassonne• Ticket to Ride• Battle Star Galactica
More Common• Starcraft• Counter Strike• GranTurismo• The Sims• FarmVille
Not so common• Minecraft• Spy Party• Passage• Sword & Sworcery
Real World Games• Play Pac-Man on the streets of New York
Great,But how can I use this in the classroom?
For Obvious Learning• Supplemental materials• Discussions• Guided learning• Metrics
What games teach• Knowledge management• Critical thinking• Resource management and flow• Literacy (traditional and new medi...
What games are• A place to play and fail• A safer place to explore• A place to demonstrate learning• A chance to show skill
Now, let’s make a game
Fun vs. Learning
Games are all about rewards and fun                 *Not a lie
People Will Play• Something that is fun• If we miss the fun aspect then why not just  lecture?
• Characters• Avatars• Resources• Game space• Manipulative objects• Interaction
Designing a Game• Know your audience• Know your platform• Meaningful choices
Game Mechanics•   Movement             •   Strategy•   Resources            •   Diplomacy•   Turns                •   Terr...
Game Makers
Paper Prototyping
Game Maker
GameSalad
RPG Maker
Scirra
Thanks!Adam@WeroCreative.com
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Introduction to the variety of games out there and what makes a game. A brief overview of school-ready game making programs.

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    1. 1. Adventures in GamerspaceMaking and using games in the classroom Adam Clare M.Ed Wero Creative
    2. 2. What’s a (good) game?
    3. 3. Common games• Monopoly• Risk• Cranium• Chess
    4. 4. Not so common games• Settler’s of Catan• Carcassonne• Ticket to Ride• Battle Star Galactica
    5. 5. More Common• Starcraft• Counter Strike• GranTurismo• The Sims• FarmVille
    6. 6. Not so common• Minecraft• Spy Party• Passage• Sword & Sworcery
    7. 7. Real World Games• Play Pac-Man on the streets of New York
    8. 8. Great,But how can I use this in the classroom?
    9. 9. For Obvious Learning• Supplemental materials• Discussions• Guided learning• Metrics
    10. 10. What games teach• Knowledge management• Critical thinking• Resource management and flow• Literacy (traditional and new media)• Teamwork
    11. 11. What games are• A place to play and fail• A safer place to explore• A place to demonstrate learning• A chance to show skill
    12. 12. Now, let’s make a game
    13. 13. Fun vs. Learning
    14. 14. Games are all about rewards and fun *Not a lie
    15. 15. People Will Play• Something that is fun• If we miss the fun aspect then why not just lecture?
    16. 16. • Characters• Avatars• Resources• Game space• Manipulative objects• Interaction
    17. 17. Designing a Game• Know your audience• Know your platform• Meaningful choices
    18. 18. Game Mechanics• Movement • Strategy• Resources • Diplomacy• Turns • Territory control• Victory conditions • Racing• Bidding • Opponents• Chance • ...
    19. 19. Game Makers
    20. 20. Paper Prototyping
    21. 21. Game Maker
    22. 22. GameSalad
    23. 23. RPG Maker
    24. 24. Scirra
    25. 25. Thanks!Adam@WeroCreative.com

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