Understanding Game Characters-L1 03

Understanding Game Characters-L1 03

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In this acivity we encourages you to understand and appreciate the role of characters in video games. Larn about character design, story telling, and the impact of characters on gameplay.

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.

The ability to create and share their own game character could inspire students to explore video game design or storytelling further.

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Learning Intentions

• We are learning to understand the importance of characters in video games. • We are learning to create a character using a digital tool. • We are learning to write a story about a character. • We are learning to present our work digitally.

Success Criteria

• I can discuss the role of characters in video games. • I can create a unique character using Canva. • I can write a story about my character. • I can present my character to the class using Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint.

Hints and tips

1. If you're struggling to come up with a character, think about your favorite characters from books, movies, or games for inspiration. 2. If you're having trouble with Canva or Microsoft Word, remember to use the help options in these apps. They can guide you on how to use different features. 3. If you find it difficult to present your work, practice makes perfect. Try practicing in front of a mirror or with a family member first.

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