Google Slides isn’t just for delivering presentations, it can also be used for fun and games! In this blog post, we’ll dive into the steps required to create a simple, interactive game using nothing but Google Slides. So, let’s get started!
Step 1: Create a New Google Slides Document
To create a new Google Slides document, head to Google Drive, click on the ‘+ New’ button on the left side, then select Google Slides.
Step 2: Design Your Game
Start by creating a layout for your game. The first slide can serve as the game’s start menu, containing the “Play” button and instructions. Following slides will be the actual gameplay slides.
Step 3: Create Navigation Buttons
For an interactive game, you’ll need navigation buttons. You can insert these buttons by going to the “Insert” menu, selecting “Shapes”, and then choosing a shape that fits your theme.
Step 4: Link the Buttons
This is where the magic happens. You can link these buttons to other slides, creating the interactive navigation for your game. To do this, select the button you’ve created, click the “Insert” menu, and select “Link”. In the link options, choose “Slides in this presentation” and select the slide you want the button to navigate to.
Step 5: Create Game Elements
Including game elements like scoreboards, levels, and interesting scenarios can make your game more appealing. For instance, you could have a quiz game where answering a question correctly progresses the player to the next slide, while an incorrect answer leads to an end game slide.
Step 6: Test Your Game
Before sharing your game, make sure to test it thoroughly to ensure all links lead to the correct slides and that the game mechanics work as intended.
Step 7: Share Your Game
Once your game is ready, you can easily share it. Just click the “Share” button in the top right corner, and choose how you’d like to share your game. You can send it via email, generate a link, or even publish it to the web!
Creating a game on Google Slides is an innovative way to engage people, be it in the classroom, at a business meeting, or simply for fun. Keep in mind that the only limit is your imagination. Happy gaming!