Make a Game

consider this

For this challenge, you will create a game. In order to create a successful game, you need to consider and make decisions on all the different components like a set of rules, number of players, the visual appearance and more! Who is your game designed for? Will the players be adults or children, will it be in English, do you need to know how to read to play? It could be played indoors or outdoor, and could be board game, a carnival game, an arcade game, a game that involves dice, a ball, figures, etc. Could you code a game? It’s your game, design it however you like!

key terms

rules: (noun) guidelines for how people should behave

ideation: (noun) the formation of ideas or concepts

prototype: (noun) a first, typical or preliminary model of something from which other forms are developed or copied

experiment: (noun) the act of conducting a controlled test or investigation


design a solution

generate an idea

What would be the objective of the game? How many players could play at once? How does someone win? Who would be your intended audience? Is your game accessible – could anyone play it?

design and build a prototype

What do you have laying around that you could use for your game? Parts of another game/toy but used in a different way? Craft materials, recyclables, building blocks, sticks, etc. get creative and be resourceful!

share your idea

Share your idea in two ways! First, test your game with a friend or family member in order to learn how you can make it better. It is too hard? Too confusing? Get feedback and make changes to improve your game! Next, film a short (max 2 min) video pitch of your invention. Include details like who is it for, what problem does it solve, etc. Have fun! Upload/share your video to twitter, facebook or Instagram. Don't forget to tag us!

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