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Wednesday, July 31 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Gamestar Mechanic - The Conceptual side of Game Design (90 min)

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Gamestar Mechanic teaches the conceptual side of video game design and systems thinking! Students start “their Quest” by playing various games in order to learn the different types such as “top down” and “platformer” and analyze the goals and concepts that make a good game. Soon, they are given broken games and they are taught how to go into settings and fix the problems. To their dismay, they are faced with many difficult games that challenge their skills and strategic ability. They are rewarded with a massive set of tools that includes: avatars, enemies, goals, background screens and system tools that allow them to make elaborate multi-level games. The program is free but additional tools are $2 per student. Teachers are given “cheat” powers in order to evaluate each one’s game.

In this workshop you will be shown the website, quest, workshop (where you build and share games) and and game alley where they can try games from other students. Then you’ll sign up for an account and start your own quest so you can become a gamestar apprentice and create your own classroom that your students can join!

Wednesday July 31, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
NHS - RM 102 Narragansett High School