7th Grade Students Designing Video Games


Ms. Brady's 7th grade students are having fun designing their video games using their iPads.

A video game is more than the sum of its pieces; a game has a synergy that, after the game is complete, makes it something unique. Creating this synergy takes a lot of technical know-how, as well as a sense of design and art. Basically, you need to be a Leonardo da Vinci and an Albert Einstein all in one.

The basic sequence of game design is as follows:

  • Come up with an idea for a game.
  • List the details of your game and take into consideration everything about the game “universe.”
  • Finally, put these concepts all together into a design document, something like a movie script that contains everything about your game.