Kids Make Video Games

Posted by (twitter: @joeld42)
April 16th, 2016 8:38 pm

I’m not officially doing LudumDare today because I’m hosting a “Kids Make Video Games” event! We had a bunch of 2nd and 3rd graders over and they all got to draw animated characters (which I will rig up in Spriter tomorrow).

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They drew tilesets and build levels in Tiled.  Here’s me explaining how Tilesets work.

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The kids got really into it. They had no shortage of really good gameplay ideas. If you’re ever out of cool game mechanics, ask an 8 year old.

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They really enjoyed building levels with their tiles. I spent a lot of time scanning things. :)

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The game idea we came up with was called “Party Animals”, each kid got to make their own animal character, like a Cheetah, a robot dog, a ninja Kitty, and so on. One of the kids made a character based on her pet dog.

We also did sound and music and talked about game ideas.

So now I am going to get to work importing these and building some basic gameplay around it. It won’t be too fancy but hopefully in a week or so the kids should have something playable.

 

 


4 Responses to “Kids Make Video Games”

  1. WayneTao says:

    你居然有这么多小萝莉,伐开心

  2. mikeware says:

    That’s great! Would love to see a follow-up post on how it goes.

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