Lessons for Video Game Design I have been divided into four sections of 4-10 levels each. Levels will open up one by one throughout the semester. If you see a     next to the level, that means the level is open, but it may also have a password. If you see a     next to the level, that means the level is closed. All levels are subject to change, depending on student and class needs.


Introduction to Game Design

Students will be able to identify the steps of the design process for creating a game. Students will also be able to create storyboards to model the flow and functionality of a game.

LAFS.6.W.1.3, LAFS.6.W.2.6

Level 1.1 – Introduction to VGD1   

Level 1.5 – Processing & Feedback   

Level 1.2 – Brainstorming   

Level 1.6 – Criteria & Constraints   

Level 1.3 – Storyboarding   

Level 1.7 – Review, Practice, & Quiz   

Level 1.4 – Deconstructing   


Thinking Like a Programmer

Students will identify common programming languages and applications used to create computer games and create an algorithm to solve a problem or complete a task.

LAFS.6.W.1.3, LAFS.6.W.2.6

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Level 2.1 – Like a Gamer (GM, E1)   

Level 2.6 – Computers & Programs   

Level 2.2 – Like a Master (GM, E2)   

Level 2.7 – Logic & Algorithms   

Level 2.3 – Like a Mechanic (GM, E3)   

Level 2.8 – Structures & Pseudocode   

Level 2.4 – Like a Designer (GM, E4)   

Level 2.9 – Errors & Flowcharts   

Level 2.5 – Like a Programmer (GM, E5)   

Level 2.10 – GM Workshop Project   


Programming Fluency

Students will be able to explain the use of variables, objects, and properties as a part of programming events and functions.

LAFS.6.W.1.3, LAFS.6.W.2.6

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Level 3.1 – Variables & Operators   

Level 3.3 – Methods & Functions   

Level 3.2 – Object Oriented Programming   

Level 3.4 – Review & ICT Practice Test   


ICT Course Review

Students will be able to explain and apply what they know about ICT terms and vocabulary through various tools and programming opportunities.

LAFS.6.W.1.3, LAFS.6.W.2.6

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Level 4.1 – LG1 Game Design Review   

Level 4.3 – LG3 Programming Fluency Review   

Level 4.2 – LG2 Programming Basics Review