Lesson 2: Game Element Exploration

In this lesson, we’ll explore different elements of game design and establish some common vocabulary to use for the rest of the term.

Game Elements

Examine the slide deck below to learn vocabulary and terms that we will refer to this entire semester.

Google_Classroom_LogoGame Genre Exploration

With a partner, complete each of the following steps, in order, on a single slide in the  Google Slide deck that has been share with you via Google Classroom:

  1. Select a genre from the list below
  2. Write a definition for your selected genre
  3. Present an example of a game that best fits that genre (include an image)
  4. Describe any commonalities between your genre and any others


  • Role-Playing
  • Open World
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Action-Adventure
  • Shooters
  • Simulations
  • Strategy
  • Casual
  • Educational
  • Sports
  • Puzzle
  • Racing
  • Platformer
  • Fighting
  • Rhythm
  • Indie