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Video Game Feature: Into An Animal Cell (by Sara)

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Give Sara’s game a play. Notice how she used the storyframe concept to weave in the science within a video game.

Play Inside An Animal Cell by Sara

Or play it right here:

 

 

Written by norristeacher

December 17, 2014 at 9:15 am

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Game Design: Good vs. Bad

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Here are some of the ideas that we generated during our writing and discussions on game design elements:
gooddesign

baddesign

 

Written by norristeacher

December 2, 2014 at 8:57 am

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Using Gamestar Mechanic

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Hello Sixth Grade Gamers!

In the next month, we will be using a site called Gamestar Mechanic to design and publish science-based video games. For now,  your MISSION is to join the site, and join our 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 CREATE  YOUR ACCOUNT AND PLAY SOME GAMES

 

– Mr. H

Written by norristeacher

November 24, 2014 at 7:00 am

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Playing Old Arcade Games

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As we move into game design and video games, play through a bunch of these old-school Arcade Games.

Here’s how:

  • Find a game on the list that you want to play
  • Click on its icon
  • Click on the “run” button to the right
  • Pressing the (number) 5 key will insert a coin, and pressing 1 or 2 will represent Player 1 Start and Player 2 Start. Generally, arrow keys are used for joystick directions or to act like a paddle, and the CTRL, ALT/OPTION, and SPACE keys are for various buttons.
  • You might need to experiment and help each other out

Think about game dynamics — what makes a game fun and what makes a game boring?

arcadegames

 

Written by norristeacher

November 20, 2014 at 9:17 am

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Play Planet Portal (Mr. H’s Game)

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See if you can beat my game:

Written by norristeacher

December 2, 2013 at 11:39 am

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