Middle School Game Design 1B
By the end of the course, students will be able to
- Describe the three main phases of the game development process
- Make, refine, and implement a checklist plan for the development of a game
- Use programming knowledge of conditional statements and loops to develop a functioning game
- Design backdrops and trigger them appropriately
- Use backdrops to implement level changes
- Create an enemy sprite to add difficulty to the game
- Define various terms related to improving the game
- Produce a list of enhancements that could be implemented in the next unit
- Make a paper prototype of your game
- Choose two lanes of possible improvements
- Relate game design to the fashion, simulation, architecture, movies, TV, and military industries
- Understand and apply the troubleshooting process
- Implement four improvements in your game
- Discuss the basic elements of a user interface
- Explain how games can be made more user-friendly
- Design a wireframe layout
- Create user interface elements in Scratch
- Identify the stages of testing
- Write and implement a test plan
- Critique games in a constructive way
- Categorize, prioritize, and implement critiques on your game
- Understand the options and limitations of Scratch publishing
- Describe other game engines and platforms used in game design
- Explore jobs inside and outside the gaming industry
Prerequisite: The successful completion of Middle School Game Design 1A
- LMS Access
- Art supplies (paper, markers, scissors, glue, popsicle sticks)
- Video recording device
- Word processing software
- Leshy SFMaker
- Standard laptop or desktop computers with Windows or Mac OS
- High-speed internet connection (Cable, DSL)
- Unit 1: Get Building!
- Unit 2: Kick It Up a Notch
- Unit 3: Give Your Game Some Swagger
- Unit 4: Cater to Your User
- Unit 5: Squash the Bugs!
- Unit 6: The Finish Line
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