Introduction to Video Games-L1 01

Introduction to Video Games-L1 01

*Time is a minimum time estimate and creativity is difficult to limit this way

This lesson introduces the concept of video games, their types, and how they are created. You will also learn basic digital skills while creating a simple storyboard for your own video game idea.

Scroll down for a pre-task to get you thinking, notes on how to succeed and then the main activity slides where you’ll find step-by-step instructions.

Becoming a video game designer, Creating a world from scratch, Seeing classmates' game ideas

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Digital and meta skills


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Let's think Video Games

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Learning Intentions

โ€ข We are learning to understand what video games are. โ€ข We are learning to create a storyboard for a video game. โ€ข We are learning to present our ideas.

Success Criteria

โ€ข I can describe different types of video games. โ€ข I can create a storyboard for a video game. โ€ข I can present my game idea to the class.

Hints and tips

1. Use the 'Help' option in Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint if you're unsure about a tool. 2. Remember, there's no right or wrong in creating your game idea. Be creative! 3. Don't rush your presentation; take your time to explain your ideas.

Main activity


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