Game Development is the art of creating games and describes the design, development and release of a game. It may involve concept generation, design, build, test and release. While you create a game, it is important to think about the game mechanics, rewards, player engagement and level design.
The way to teach game development with galactIQ is to follow a natural design process. In class, students will learn to plan, they will draw their ideas on paper, define the characters or events that occur in their video games, organize fun brainstorming in class, and in general galactIQ will ask them to use their imagination a lot.
Of course the process jumps from paper to screen and through the use of Scratch both students and teachers will learn step by step the rudiments of programming and give them the skills to create their own video games in a very simple way and making each concept remain engraved in their minds.
The creation of video games is very important since through creativity, students at a very early age will understand how they can create video games for themselves and will understand how games they usually play work on the inside.
This planet will equip them with programming and design skills but it will also help them understand the online environment. In addition the GalactIQ episodes in the Game Development Planet propose the creation of mathematical, grammar or history video games which will make students engage with school’s core subjects.
Tools like Scratch will allow students to build their own ideas, allow other children around the world to play with the games we create and learn other valuable lessons such as knowing how to give constructive feedback and be respectful online.