Making a Maze Game in PowerPoint
Yes, that’s right. It is possible to make a fun maze game using PowerPoint. It is simple if you follow the steps, but with practice, you can make more complicated levels.
Lesson Objective: Use application software to make a maze game. Use Insert > Action.
Lesson Outcome: Make at least one level with one bend.
The Big Picture
What have we done? We made interactive quizzes on PowerPoint. We have already had some practice making the Maze game
What are we doing? We will look to create a working game in one lesson
Where are we going? We have enhanced our PowerPoint skills and combined this with computational thinking
You will need 4 slides
Slide 1 : Introduction / Splash Screen
Slide 2 : The puzzle
Slide 3 : You Lose
Slide 4 : You Win
Slide 1: The introduction slide / Splash screen. This must contain a start button.
Slide 2 : The Puzzle. Note that the Start button is in exactly the same place as Slide 1. This is important.
Slide 3 : You Lose. Where the user will go if he does not complete the maze.
Slide 4 : You Win. Congratulations.
Making Slide 1
I will link the start button to slide 2 using Insert > Action
……then choose Mouse Click Hyperlink to Next Slide
Before I make slide 2, I will make slides 3 and 4, You Lose and You Win.
Now let’s make the puzzle on slide 2.
The start button is copied and pasted from Slide 1 in exactly the same place.
I have then chosen a rectangle shape and filled the whole page black. I will then send this to the back.
I have used the rectangle shape tool again to make my path. I have chosen sky blue.
I make a finish button.
Now let’s hyperlink 2 things….
Black background to You Lose
Finish button to You Win
I select the black background shape and go to Insert > Action
This time, I will select Mouse Over
I will then choose the You Lose slide
I will also need to link from the Finish Button.
I select the Finish button and go to Insert > Action
Go to mouse over
….and select the You Win slide
You can now adapt your game, you can make more levels and make them much harder.
1. I can open PowerPoint
2. I can create slide 1 (Splash Screen)
3. I can create a maze slide
4. I can create an “you lose” slide
5. I can create a “you win” slide
6. I can create at least one link
7. I can create 2 or more links
8. My Maze has a nice design
9. I have tested the maze
10. I can make a second more complex maze
Have fun and enjoy this task.
If you are attending the live sessions, you will be asked to tell me how you did.
Room Name : XFUTURE
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