Intro to Game Design (8)

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Grade Level Program Alignment
1 90 min
In-School Workshop
All Year In-School,
$10 0
no Email , Phone , In-Person
Display screen, laptops with software & mouse, paper, pencil, & other office supplies.
I Can Examine game modding
I Can Identify with the process of game design layout
I Can Work collaboratively to further problem solve methods of game mechanics
This program will teach basic game design skills needed to create a simple platformer game. We will talk about other forms of interactive media in which you are able to use the software Stencyl, such as .gif files for animation. In this program, students will utilize virtual environments and pre-existing assets to create and problem solve in unique ways. New milestones will be achieved by experiencing each step of the game design process. Students will also learn about independent app development, modifying existing games and how to create games on their own. The game requires at least one player, a challenge, use of a display, and a min of one method of input/control. Students will build an understanding of a game as a system and the components of that system, which include rules, an environment, players, components (pieces), and mechanics (actions). Students will explore the balance of chance and skill, fun and challenge while learning the computational skills necessary to create a simple game. The game will be a 2D platformer game in which you would collect items to score points, while avoiding enemies. Students can choose their characters and environment, so it could be based on whatever a student likes. A lesson plan is available upon request.

Grade 8

Grade 8: Mathematics: Functions: Define, evaluate, and compare functions: Cluster #1: Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a function is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output.
Grade 8: Speaking and Listening Standards 8: Comprehension and Collaboration #1:Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others" ideas and expressing their own clearly.
B. Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.
Grade 8: Visual Arts: Creating: Anchor Standard 2: Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. Demonstrate willingness to experiment, innovate, and take risk to pursue ideas, forms, and meanings that emerge in the process of art-making or designing.