Another fun day using the great web site Gamestar Mechanic where my students are learning about basic video game design concepts – such as rules and modifying the rules.
The great thing about the site is as the games get a bit more complicated, they are introduced to levels where they need to “repair” a broken level
As the students play through their levels, they are highly engaged and excited – not to mention extremely frustrated when they can’t beat a level or they get that instant gratification for completing a level and earning “sprites” and awards for their own video game
To help the students learn about modifying a game and learning how to create their own, the students helped me modify a game they are used to: Hopscotch. And a fun thing to do with the kids is when they complete a level, I reward them a badge on Edmodo
And if you would like to make your own video game with Gamestar Mechanic, check out my previous post with instructions, lesson plan and student samples