Go to Keyboarding Site
You’ll need to start here, and find your homeroom class, and your name.
Note: the first time you log in this year on the school laptops, you may have to do one quick step …. Your teacher will have the information for you. I’ll let you know about the LEVEL CHALLENGE with the typing program, too.
(This is what the Level Map Challenge can provide you: a map of your game)
You can play Mr. Hodgson’s Hero’s Quest game. Notice the story-frame element.
Play The Queen’s Mission
Check out a game — The Odyssey of Tara — and see if you can help Tara get home. Notice the aspects of story design in my game, and how the elements of the ‘story frame’ move the game from level to level.
Play The Odyssey of Tara
Go to Gamestar Mechanic to log-in
And student Hero Quest games from last year:
— Mr. Hodgson
Sixth Grade Gamers!
In the coming weeks, we will be using this site called Gamestar Mechanic to design and publish a video game project WITH THE THEME OF THE HERO’S JOURNEY. For now, you just need to REGISTER the game design site, and join “MR H’S GAMESTERS classroom,” and begin the first Quest — which gives you experience, and tools, and moves you towards being able to create and publish your own video games.
GO TO GAMESTAR MECHANIC TO LOG-IN
— Mr. H
Make your own Flappy Bird game (but first, learn how to code it).
You can play Mr. Hodgson’s game — Flappy Spaceship — http://studio.code.org/c/53118390
Or Mr. Hodgson’s son’s game — Flappy Santa — http://studio.code.org/c/39112595
When you make YOUR GAME, be sure to get the link and share it at this site. (Just click on the wall, add your name and the name of your game, and paste in the link to your game).
The Hour of Code does not end this week, so feel free to return when you want.
– Mr. H
Here are some of the shared Sound Stories:
Here are a few of the Hero’s Quest games from last year that I think showed good use of story and game design. They also give you a sense about the use of Gamestar Mechanic.