Choose your favorite video game, board game, or sport and identify:
- “What do you do in the game?” (mechanics: collecting, shooting, throwing, solving)
- “How do you win the game?” (what is your goal?)
- “What limitations have you given players to make it more challenging?" (What are the rules of the game?)
- “Describe the game space.” (top-down, platformer, tabletop, grid, floor, etc.)
- “What do you use to play the game?” (components: dice, cards, ball, portal gun, mining pick etc.)
Write it down, discuss with your partner, and be prepared to share. Bonus: This would make a great blog post.
- Check that you've completed items 1-8 from our last agenda.
- Pull up your Portfolio (Blogger). Leave it open in a tab. Get your partner to help you!
- Blogs, Privacy, AUP, & Non-permission letters
- Then complete Episode 5.
- Post a link to your game on Edmodo.
- Avoiding Game Design Pitfalls.
Extra Time & Bonus Quests
- Your first bonus quest: Answer these questions for one of the serious games found here or a game you play often at home or both. Write your post on your blog and link to it on Edmodo.
- Complete an open challenge or contest from the workshop.
- Bonus: Program your own Flappy Bird Game. Make sure it is "Balanced" and link it to your blog.
- Super Bonus: Complete two lessons in Code Academy. Sign in with Google!!! (Yeah that's double bonus points!)
- For extra credit awesomeness, You can turn your response either discussion into a blog post. Be sure to embed the video in your blog and edit your response in such a way that Fred Farkle in Topeka, Kansas understands your post without reading my questions.
-  You will use observations of examples of effective and ineffective design to develop strategies to improve communication, sustainability, and useability.
-  You will design and analyze dynamic systems, a characteristic activity in both the media and in science today, with considerations of how end-users interact with said systems.
-  You will develop an understanding of programming & computational concepts.
-  You will develop fluency with computational concepts (i.e. sequence, loops, events) and practices (i.e. iterative and incremental development, testing and debugging, reusing and remixing.)
-  You will participate regularly in an online social environment for the purpose of professional and academic growth.
-  You will familiarize yourself with a host of online applications for productivity and creativity.