MediaLab

3D Game Design

The wonderful world of Game Design is now, more than ever, open for anyone and everyone to explore!

Each student will get to construct an interactive 3D video game set in a world of their creation, complete with challenges and puzzles. The game design can be as simple or challenging as the student likes. After creating their game, the students will take part in Arcade Mode where they’ll get to share and play each other’s games.

During the game design process, students will explore and discover challenges and puzzles. They will be encouraged to take risks and assess and modify their game designs as they progress through the programme.

3D Game Design also supports the following curriculum links:

Digital Technology Achievement Objectives

In authentic contexts and taking account of end users, students make decisions about creating, manipulating, sharing and testing digital content for a specific purpose.

Key Competencies

  • Thinking
  • Managing Self
  • Using Language, Symbols and Text

MediaLab

3D Game Design

The wonderful world of Game Design is now, more than ever, open for anyone and everyone to explore!

Each student will get to construct an interactive 3D video game set in a world of their creation, complete with challenges and puzzles. The game design can be as simple or challenging as the student likes. After creating their game, the students will take part in Arcade Mode where they’ll get to share and play each other’s games.

During the game design process, students will explore and discover challenges and puzzles. They will be encouraged to take risks and assess and modify their game designs as they progress through the programme.

3D Game Design also supports the following curriculum links:

Digital Technology Achievement Objectives

In authentic contexts and taking account of end users, students make decisions about creating, manipulating, sharing and testing digital content for a specific purpose.

Key Competencies

  • Thinking
  • Managing Self
  • Using Language, Symbols and Text
  • Where:MediaLab
  • Years:5+, 6+, 7+

Downloadable resources

How to Use ATMOSPHIR

Windows

Once you have downloaded Atmosphir, run the ‘Atmosphir Launcher’ and it will download the game to your machine. Once it’s running, here are the steps to get your level to where it needs to be.

Go to C:/ProgramData/Atmosphir/game/Atmosphir_Data/drafts

Put your game file into this folder

When you are in Design Mode in Atmosphir, choose ‘Open’. You should see your level there.

(Note: C:/ProgramData is a hidden directory. You’ll need to show hidden files to see it).

Mac

Once you have downloaded Atmosphir, run the ‘Atmosphir Launcher’ and it will download the game to your machine. Once it’s running, here are the steps to get your level to where it needs to be.

Go to /Applications/Atmosphir Launcher.app/game/Atmosphir.app/Contents/drafts

Put your game file into this folder

When you are in Design Mode in Atmosphir, choose ‘Open’. You should see your level there.

Programme costs

My visit to Capital E was really great. I have many friends who produce music on their computers but I’ve never tried to do so myself. After this session however, I am definitely going to download Sony’s Acid when I get home. Overall great experience and a great teacher.

Student

Really good setup - it is such an engaging environment.

Teacher, Wellington

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