Lesson: Make Games - Level Design
Time: 45+ mins
IntroductionLet's level up! In this lesson, campers will apply what they've learned so far to create their own multi-level platformer game using Tynker's level editor.
- Computer, laptop, or tablets (1 per camper)
New Code Blocks
: React when the specified parameter is detected. : Make the Actor become the Avatar of the player. : Set the game to the specified level. : Use this block to make level editor characters work correctly.
- Coding: Using a computer language to tell the computer what to do
- Sequence: The order in which steps or events happen
- Actors: Tynker characters and objects that can talk and interact with each other
- Command: A specific action or instruction that tells the computer to do something
- Stage: The background of the project where the Actors are placed
- Use code blocks to create a multi-level platformer game
Getting Started (5 minutes)
- Review Tynker's level editor by opening the "Level Editor" module and playing the short "level editor" video in Step 1 of the tutorial:
Coding Activities (40+ minutes)The lessons are intended for self-directed learning. Your role will be to facilitate as campers complete the Make Games - Level Editor modules on their own:
campers complete the Make Games - Level Editor modules on their own:1. Selector (Activity)
- Campers will have a specified amount of time to build their own hero using the Character Creator tool. They can customize features such as accessories, hair, arms, and more!
- Campers are provided a project example of a multi-level, platformer game. They will play the game with the hero they chose in the previous module.
- Campers will follow the step-by-step tutorial to create their very own multi-level game using the level editor.
- Activities include using the level editor to customize the different levels; creating and customizing the hero; adding an enemy character; including rewards such as coins; and programming the game to move on to the next level.
- If campers finish early, ask them to…
- Show their game to a friend
- Help a friend finish their game
- Continue customizing their code
- Add sound effects, new bad guys, and extra levels
Wrap UpUnplugged Activity: Discussion
Review today’s coding adventure by leading a discussion. Ask campers:
- What are some of your favorite multi-level games?
- Which Tynker project or game is your favorite? Why?
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