In this second of three sections, you will do your own game production.

Required Resources

  • For ease of description, game production could be broken down into three categories. The first is game coding sites that teach you how to make games while they teach you how to code. The second would be programs that are a little less structured but still have specific guidelines and tools used to help develop games. The third group is tools that generally require expert coders; this category contains development tools and a free range of development options. While this generalization is quite broad, you will often find that the levels progress as does the age or grade levels (i.e., level 1 in elementary grades).
  • Not included in this list are games that allow you to create levels within the existing game (e.g., Minecraft).
  • Your goal is to pick one of the game development resources and develop a game. 
    • The game you develop does not need to be a full, working game. It can be a prototype of the game.
    • You could easily develop the game you designed in the Game Design microcredential.
    • The game you develop will be somewhat shaped by the level you choose. For instance, if you pick a Level 1 programming tool, you may be limited by the game they ask you to build.
    • Game development tools were chosen for their ease of use and free access.  You may choose a game development tool you or your district can access that is not listed here (e.g., paid software subscriptions).

Selected Resources

Required Evidence

  • Pick one of the game development tools listed in the Resources section (or use one of your own).
  • Complete your own game (or some portion of your game) OR complete the requirements that are stated in the game development tool.  For instance, if you are using Scratch to develop your own game, complete your game and/or a portion of the game. If, however, you are using to complete a set curriculum, then complete those tasks.
  • Evidence of successful completion must be a document in Word or PDF format that contains either:
    • A description of the game you created (with the intended audience) and a URL to your game creation (with public access)

    • A description of what you completed with screenshots of completing your activities.
  • There are no length or format requirements. 

Evidence Review Criteria

  • Criterion 1: Educators will present evidence of the creation of a game, a portion of a game, or the completion of set game curricula on a Level 1 website.