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Learning Intentions

  • Learn some basics of computer programming with particular relevance to developing a game

  • Investigate games development

Success Criteria

  • I can explain how games are created

wHAT JOBS ARE THERE IN GAMES DEVELOPMENT?

Whiteboard task

Write down as many jobs are you can think of that are available in the games development industry.

Creating digital worlds

The games industry is more than making and playing games

Video gaming in Scotland

What is meant by the term input?

Information provided to a computer using mouse only.

A

Information provided to a computer using keyboard only.

B

A way to give information to a computer.

C

Something you plug into a computer

D

What is meant by the term input?

Information provided to a computer using mouse only.

A

Information provided to a computer using keyboard only.

B

A way to give information to a computer.

C

Something you plug into a computer

D

Input devices

What is meant by the term event?

Placeholders for pieces of information that can change.

A

A set of instructions that the computer must carry out

B

Tells your program to listen on wait for something to happen

C

A series of actions that are completed in a specific order.

D

What is meant by the term event?

Placeholders for pieces of information that can change.

A

A set of instructions that the computer must carry out

B

Tells your program to listen on wait for something to happen

C

A series of actions that are completed in a specific order.

D

Input devices

Activity

In pairs or small groups read the code. Discuss what do you think this algorithm will do when it is run?

Activity

In pairs or small groups identify the event used in this algorithm.

Coding challenge: Facts and jokes

Using your MakeCode Arcade program 1.1. Task - Facts and Jokes

Working individually open the program and make it your own.

  1. Find a joke or a fact that you like.

  2. Edit the code so that it displays your joke or fact that you found and displays the answer this time when the user presses the down arrow.

  3. Change background, effect, text colour, frame and sound effect.

  4. Be creative!

Coding challenge: emotion

Working in pairs apply your knowledge of events to
complete this emotions coding challenge.

Using the 2.1. Coding Challenge - Emotions.

Here is an example of the desired outcome.

  1. When the program starts it should display a yellow 
  2. meh face. A straight line for a mouth. 
  3. When the A button is pressed it should display a green happy face. 
  4. When the B button is pressed it should display a blue sad face. 

Extension: Edit your program so that it displays 4 more emotions. A different emotion when the user presses up, down, left and right.When finished share link to teacher.

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14:28 | 07-12-2023
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