Game Creation in Yr 9

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On Friday I took our second last session for Game Based Learning with my Yr 9 class. They have in recent weeks been working feverishly and putting in extra time and concentration, to ensure they complete their Games. It’s been no secret to myself that they’ve been finding this subject quite challenging, however, they have attempted to create some outstanding games!

I decided to interview 5 of my students and ask their thoughts/ hear their explanations on what they had created thus far, (which you can view below). All students that were interviewed, bar 1, are using GameSalad to create their game. I apologise for my ridiculous voice and the even more ridiculous questions that I ask my students!

After next weeks final class I will hopefully be able to share a link with you all to the games that the students have created and give you a greater insight in to what they’ve been working so hard on!

I will also interview several students from the other Games Based Learning Class and share with you what great little games they have also created.


Game Based Learning Update!

Game On!


This term my Yr 9 students were set the challenge of creating their own Video Game using any means they could find and would prefer using. The game could be of any genre’, as long as the violence aspect was kept to a minimum!

Previously the students had been been investigating Video Game Creation using Kahootz, however for what they were wanting to create it did not quite have the… needs and wants that the students were after.

In saying this it’s been obvious that they’ve pretty much all dived in the deep end without using the knowledge and know how and begun creating their Video Games using more complicated software and tools These tools being;


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– Game Salad

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The main choices being Stencyl, which has just been released in the last fortnight and Game Salad, which i understand is being used very well by the Department of Sth. Australian Education.


I’ll be sure to keep you all posted on the outcomes of the games being created as there is some wonderful stuff beginning to show! Watch this space!