Hurdling game with Buildbox – SCOPES Digital Fabrication
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Studio 5/6
Studio 5/6
K-12 teacher
In line with the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ Digital Youth Strategy, STUDIO 5/6 is mainly aimed at nurturing youth as digital learners by sharpening their 21st century learning skills, as they develop in an all-pervasive digital environment. In fact,… Read More

Summary

In this series of workshops, participants are going to learn about the concept of video game design and development using Buildbox software. They will be building an indie game from scratch, with different components and scenes.

What You'll Need

  • Computer/laptop.
  • Internet connection.
  • Buildbox software: https://www.buildbox.com/

Learning Outcomes

    • Understand the interface and structure of the Buildbox software.
    • Design the game interface by adding different components and scenes.
    • Edit the components' properties and personalize the looks of the game.
    • Understand the meaning of a mind map.
    • Use the coding nodes to program the game logic.
    • Test and build the final game.

The Instructions

Day 1: Design the game

Participants will be introduced to the concepts of video game design and development and will learn how to build their own jumping video game, using the Buildbox software.

Presentation:

1- Who are we and what we do in Studio 56.

2- Which zone we will be in today.

3- Introduction to teams UI.

4- Why we celebrate the Sports Day in Qatar.

5- How Studio 56 celebrated the sports day in 2019.

4- Client letter of the workshop.

5- What is the Hurdling sport.

6- What is game development.

7- Inspiring video about video game development.

8- Video about Buildbox software.

9- What is a mind map.

10- What is the 3D world.

11- Steps of downloading the Buildbox software.

12- Review of the UI of the Buildbox software.

 

Prototype:

1- Explain the steps of downloading the Buildbox software.

2- Explain the UI of the Buildbox software and structure of the platform.

3- Explain how you can add components to the UI.

4- Explain how you can change the properties of components.

5- Design the user-interface of the game.

Add ground entity and change the properties of it.

Add the player (ball) entity and change the properties of it.

Duplicate the scene to create the second scene.

Delete the player (ball) entity from the second scene.

Add the obstacle (spike) entity to the second scene.

6- Test the game to see if any issues are found.

 

Day 2: Program the game

Participants will continue building the video game by adding the losing scenario, and the scoring system. They will also design the “gameover” user-interface.

Day 3: Design level 2

Participants will continue working on game by adding a second level, with higher difficulty.

Presentation:

1- Overview on what was done on Day2.

2- Video about E-sports.

3- What are E-sports.

4- E-sports competition in Qatar.

5- What we will be doing today.

 

Prototype:

1- Duplicate the second scene to add the second level of the game (third scene).

2- Increase the difficulty by applying one of these:

Increase the speed of the ball.

Increase the frequency of the obstacles.

3- Be creative and add new design features to the new level.

4- Test the new level.

5- Fix any problems found.