1. Watch the video and respond to the questions below by clicking on the discussion tab.



The narrator talks about what people would think if books came after video games.
  • Do you think that parents would say "in video games children engage in a three-dimensional world filled with moving images and musical soundscapes....."
  • Do you think that books are "tragically isolating" and that books are not good because children are "learning to follow the plot instead of learning to lead." [1]



2. Go to the Falmouth Google page to login to email
  • Use powerschool login and password to login to page.
  • Open email asking you to join Falmouth Middle School Blog
  • Login to Ning - wait to be approved
  • After you are approved - join the NIng and go to the 7th Grade Rock Group



1. Educational Game Evaluation 1

2. Darfur is Dying

3. Mind and logic games
Apple mind game s - these need to be downloaded - must be LESS THAN 10MB AND SHAREWARE
logic
mind games

4. Debt Management Game


6. SCIENCE GAMES
NOAA - Water Game - Read the page and click on Play the Game on the left hand side of the page (not the one on the page).
N-Ball
CSI
Physics Games


7. Stop Disasters!

8. Apple Games for kids - - Pick one or more of these games to download (no more than 10MB) - then go to the Discussion tab at the top of this page and write a post discussing which one you liked best, what age it is best for, what you think the child learns about.

9. Download Scratch .

Follow these lessons .
Open thisdocument if you need more help.
After you have completed the tutorial, you will make your own simple video game.
Designing Games - Some Project Ideas
Easy
Involves basic programming such as using the pen tool
Name bouncer - Has the letters of a name which bounce when clicked and then fall back into a line
Drawing tool - Make a drawing tool that allows you to draw in several colours
Mouse avoider game - Make a maze. Using the mouse cursor, the user has to make it to the finish
without touching any boundary.

Medium
Focuses more on sprite interaction, uses some variables, and preferable keeps score
basket catching game - make random objects that drop in random places at random speeds and moves downward to a basket that is used to catch the objects also keeps score.
sprite adventure game - Make a sprite that is controlled using a keyboard, and make him go on an adventure. The game must have: enemies, ways to lose, and an objective
interactive drawing game - Make a drawing game and have sprites that move. The sprites react to the colours that the user uses to draw.
Hard
Involves more complicated programming with many sprites and many variables
Platform game - Similar to Super Mario, this game must have: gravity which may or may not include acceleration, platforms that a sprite can stand on, deathtraps, enemies, different rooms, and an objective
Shooter game - Make a sprite that can shoot objects at enemies to score points. Whatever the bullet sprite is it must return to the player after being shot so that the player can shoot multiple times, this preferable has a script to increase difficulty. This can be integrated with a platform game
Role Playing Game (probably the most complex of all) - In this game, a player must defeat monsters using a battle system that involves: Attack Points, Defense Points, Health Points, Magic Points, preferably gold or money, experience and levels and any other things that can go into the formula of making damage. Game play involves the player adventuring and attacking monsters, and the monsters receive damage according to the battle formula that is based on attack points, defense points, etc.





The links below will take you to a variety of different games. Choose 1 - you will have 20 minutes to play. Educational Games Mind Games Multi-player games

Beat a Bunny Contest

Maine Explorer is in your hard drive.

Scratch Video



Scratch is a program that will teach you how to create games.

1. Download Scratch

2.Lessons


Use the link below - follow to create a simple car and chase game:

http://scratched.media.mit.edu/sites/default/files/scratch_car_and_chase.pdf

After you have completed the Lessons above, you will make your own simple video game.
Designing Games - Some Project Ideas
Easy
Involves basic programming such as using the pen tool
Name bouncer - Has the letters of a name which bounce when clicked and then fall back into a line
Drawing tool - Make a drawing tool that allows you to draw in several colours
Mouse avoider game - Make a maze. Using the mouse cursor, the user has to make it to the finish
without touching any boundary.

Medium
Focuses more on sprite interaction, uses some variables, and preferable keeps score
basket catching game - make random objects that drop in random places at random speeds and moves downward to a basket that is used to catch the objects also keeps score.
sprite adventure game - Make a sprite that is controlled using a keyboard, and make him go on an adventure. The game must have: enemies, ways to lose, and an objective
interactive drawing game - Make a drawing game and have sprites that move. The sprites react to the colours that the user uses to draw.
Hard
Involves more complicated programming with many sprites and many variables
Platform game - Similar to Super Mario, this game must have: gravity which may or may not include acceleration, platforms that a sprite can stand on, deathtraps, enemies, different rooms, and an objective
Shooter game - Make a sprite that can shoot objects at enemies to score points. Whatever the bullet sprite is it must return to the player after being shot so that the player can shoot multiple times, this preferable has a script to increase difficulty. This can be integrated with a platform game
Role Playing Game (probably the most complex of all) - In this game, a player must defeat monsters using a battle system that involves: Attack Points, Defense Points, Health Points, Magic Points, preferably gold or money, experience and levels and any other things that can go into the formula of making damage. Game play involves the player adventuring and attacking monsters, and the monsters receive damage according to the battle formula that is based on attack points, defense points, etc.

  1. ^ Xotopia, . "If Books Came After Games." YouTube. 07 11 2006. Web. 18 Oct 2009. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpet4TJi41 A>.