Video Game Design Challenge - Week 1

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Video Game Design Challenge - Week 1

  1. 1. Video Game Design Challenge Week 1 by TechKim
  2. 2. Welcome <ul><li>The purpose of this course is to provide you with the resources and guidance needed to create a video game that can be submitted to the National STEM Video Game Challenge . </li></ul>
  3. 3. National STEM Video Game Challenge Rules (for 5th thru 8th grade) <ul><ul><li>original content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>original design  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>individual or team (up to 4) submissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>target audience: 4-8 years old or 5th-8th grade  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>game design document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>playable game </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why games? <ul><li>what can you learn from playing games? </li></ul><ul><li>what can you learn from programming games? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Jane the Concussion Slayer <ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why games? <ul><li>what can you learn from playing games? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>willingness to overcome failure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creative solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>what can you learn from programming games? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>problem solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>systems thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iterative design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>digital media literacy </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. What's your favorite video game? <ul><ul><li>What's your favorite video game.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do you love playing it?  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the primary genre of the game: Action, Adventure, Role-playing, Simulation, Social, Strategy or Puzzle. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share @ wallwisher . </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Game Design Platforms There are many game design platforms available for free .  We are going to use  Scratch & Gamestar Mechanic .

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