Google slides is a versatile tool that is mostly used for creating presentations. But did you know that you can also make video games using Google Slides? Well, you’re in for a surprise! In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of creating a simple video game using Google Slides. It’s a fun and easy way to learn about game design and logic, and you don’t even need any programming skills to get started.
Step 1: Create a new Google Slides document
To start with, you will need to create a new Google Slides document. You can do this by going to Google Drive, clicking on the “+ New” button, and then selecting Google Slides from the dropdown menu.
Step 2: Design your game board
First things first, you need to design your game board. Your first slide will serve as your game board. You can use shapes, lines, and colors to create a layout for your game. You can also use images to add visual elements to your game. To add a shape or line, simply click on the “Insert” button, then select “Shape” or “Line”, and start designing!
Step 3: Create your game pieces
Next, you need to create your game pieces. You can do this by inserting shapes or images that will represent your game pieces. You can add as many game pieces as you want. Remember to place your game pieces on the starting point of your game board.
Step 4: Create the game logic
This is where things start to get a little tricky. You need to create the logic for your game. In Google Slides, you can do this using the hyperlink feature. For example, if you want a game piece to move to a certain spot on the game board when it’s clicked, you can do this by adding a hyperlink to the game piece that links to the slide representing that spot on the game board.
To add a hyperlink, simply right-click on the game piece, select “Link”, then select “Slides in this presentation” and choose the desired slide. This will create a clickable link that will take the player to the specified slide when the game piece is clicked.
Step 5: Test your game
Finally, once you have created your game board, game pieces, and game logic, it’s time to test your game. To do this, simply start the slideshow and start playing your game! If you encounter any issues or if the game does not work as expected, go back to your slides and adjust your game board, game pieces, or game logic as needed.
There you have it! You have just created a simple video game using Google Slides. This is a great way to explore the basics of game design and logic, and it’s a lot of fun too. Plus, the possibilities are endless. You can create all sorts of games with different game boards, game pieces, and game logic. So, what are you waiting for? Start creating your own Google Slides video game today!