PowerPoint Maze Game – UAE

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 Objectives: Use application software (PowerPoint) to make a maze game.

Create a splash screen (start screen) and add extra slides

Add new slides and use shapes to create a maze

Create a “You Lose” and “You Win” slide

Use Insert > Action to hyperlink slides using Mouse Click or Mouse Over

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 (in this case, I’ve used the UAE flag). This will link to the You Win slide

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.

Success Criteria

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.

Socrative Plenary

If you are attending the live sessions, you will be asked to tell me how you did.

https://b.socrative.com/login/student/

Room Name : XFUTURE

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