Lesson 5: Idea Generation

In this lesson, we’re going to begin brainstorming ideas for games that we may actually build in class.

One Button Games

In the article below, you will learn about a number of so called “one button games” that, although simple to play, represent an impressive product of creative and critical thinking.

Game Demo

Use Google Slides to create a one button game demo as in the example below. Include a mock up as well as directions and an explanation as to how the game works.

Google_Classroom_LogoBrainstorming Activity

Shared with you via Google Classroom is a Google Draw file. Use this file to create a “concept web” style brainstorming chart.

Your goal is to come up with a compelling idea for a “one button game” that uses our school’s mascot as a main character. Be prepared to share your ideas and brainstorm charts.

Game Developer’s Journal

Start a new note in evernote called Ideas. Write 10 game ideas down. Don’t worry if they aren’t great, sometimes a bad idea leads to a good one. We’re going to do this for the next 10 classes. By the end, you’ll have 100 ideas for games from which to choose for your capstone project.