Coding & Tech
Interactive Storytelling - Coding Gamebook Video Game Apps to Read & Play! Ages 7-13
Learn about interactive fiction! Make gamebook video game apps, creating different story paths. Add music, animation, and sound effects. And maybe some fun battle scenes. Students can share their games with the group.
Raymond Mullikin (Raytoons Comics)
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over 8 weeks
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Students will learn about the field of interactive fiction. They will also be writing and coding their own interactive video game stories. An Interactive Fiction Gamebook allows the reader to participate in the story by making choices. The narrative branches along various paths, with different endings to the story. Learners can also include animations, music, and game battles to their stories. In this class, students are encouraged to write with their own style and their own voice, using...
This class is taught in English.
1. Students will learn to create new ideas through the whole brainstorming process. 2. Students will learn to select and use appropriate tools to gather ideas/thoughts. 3. Students will learn to make decisions about how to make alternate approaches to a story. (Problem Solving) 4. Students will learn to select and use appropriate tools and technology (computers) in working with app coding. 3 Students will learn to evaluate the process of the various media and techniques available in making their applications.
Anything not finished during class time can be worked on as homework.
14 files available upon enrollmentMaterials Needed: ✔️ Computer (Windows Preferred, but Macintosh would also work. Doesn't work on Chromebook.) ✔️ *Full* Version of Clickteam Fusion or Games Factory (Students won't be able to make a full interactive story game with the free version of Clickteam Fusion.) * If you have Windows, you can also get the full version of "Games Factory" for free, which is an old abandonware version. It looks just like Clickteam, but is missing some new features that the full version of Clickteam has. Here is a link to the download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/k6l689pc764n488/Games%20Factory%202.zip?dl=0 * The Full Paid Version of Clickteam Fusion can be found here: https://shop.clickteam.com/usa/41-game-app-creation "Clickteam Fusion" Mac System Requirements: OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) to 10.14 (Mojave) MacOS 10.15 (Catalina) is NOT supported as this is a 32-bit application and Apple have removed support for 32-bit. Clickteam recommends macOS Sierra or above - It might be a good idea to ttry the free version first to ensure it runs on your system. An internet connection is required for installation, updates and to download the software. 🎈 Kids Coding Templates - These will be available to download when you sign up for the class. ⚠️ Please make sure Clickteam Fusion is installed prior to class. If you have any difficulties with the installation, feel free to message me. ✔️ Optional Example Interactive Fiction Gamebooks to read. (Here is a list of titles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gamebooks ) ✔️ Here are some optional free online Gamebooks that you play on the computer: https://archive.org/details/msdos_Alter_Ego_1986 http://www.ffproject.com/ https://archive.org/details/msdos_Shogun_1988 http://www.mudconnect.com/fmud/?host=alteraeon.com&port=3000 http://adamcadre.ac/if/905.html http://www.textadventures.co.uk/games/view/3z54drfqjuoukahytq5bzq/escape-from-byron-bay
The learner's progress and comprehension skills are observed through informal assessment, in observation of their drawing activities.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Raymond Mullikin (Raytoons Comics)
Professional Cartoonist, Publisher, Credentialed Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
292 total reviews
535 completed classes
Hi, my name is Raymond Mullikin. 👋 I am a professional cartoonist and credentialed teacher from San Luis Obispo, California. I teach classes in Cartooning, Comic Book Printing and Publishing, 2D Cartoon Animation, Claymation/Stop Motion, Toy...