What skills were developed?
Students were able to develop their Python programming skills, particularly the procedural part of programming using IF statements, PRINT statements and loops. Students also developed their testing and feedback skills to help improve their game at each stage of development.
Students also developed their ICT skills by using Adobe software to create their cover artwork.
What the teacher says
Game development is a huge industry-but we often forget that gaming and it's origins came from simple programming without the fancy graphics or sounds. As a teacher, this project is a fun way of going back to basics with programming and games design; showing students how easy it is to make an immersive game. The project is also accessible for students of all abilities whether they are expert programmers or complete novices.