How To Make A Game With Google Slides

Google Slides is a versatile tool that is often underutilized. Many of us use it for presentations, but did you know you can also create interactive games with it? Here’s how you can use Google Slides to create a simple game.

1. Setting Up Your Slide Deck

First, you will need to set up your slide deck. Each slide will represent different ‘scenes’ or ‘levels’ in your game.

2. Creating Your Game Concept

The next step is to decide on your game concept. You can create a quiz, a choose-your-own-adventure game, a matching game, and more. The sky’s the limit!

3. Building Your Game

Once you have your concept, you can begin building your game. Here’s an example using a simple trivia quiz game.

Creating Questions

The first slide of your game will usually be the title slide, followed by a series of slides with different questions. For example:

  • Slide 1: Game Title
  • Slide 2: Question 1
  • Slide 3: Question 2
  • Slide 4: Question 3

You can design your slides as you like, using the Slide > New Slide option to create new slides.

Creating Answer Choices

For each question, you can create interactive answer choices using the insert link feature. Here is how you do it:

  1. Select the text or image you want to make interactive.
  2. Click the Insert tab and choose Link.
  3. You’ll get a pop-up window where you can select which slide the link should go to.

4. Testing Your Game

After you’ve created your game, make sure to test it thoroughly. Click on Present at the top right corner and play your game from the start to the end, making sure all links work correctly.

5. Sharing Your Game

Finally, it’s time to share your game with your friends or students. Click on Share at the top right corner and choose the people or groups you want to share the game with. Make sure to change the permissions to View Only so they can play the game without making any changes.


And there you have it! A simple way to create interactive games using Google Slides. It might take some time and creativity, but the result can be highly engaging and fun. So go ahead and try making your own game now!