Creating games can be a fun way to test your creativity and technical skills. One genre that budding game developers might want to try out is the Otome game – a story-based video game that is mainly targeted towards women. But you don’t necessarily need to be a coding whiz to create one. In fact, Google Slides can serve as a great platform to make a simple Otome game. Here’s how:
Understanding the Otome Game
Before you get down to creating an Otome game, it’s crucial to understand its structure. Otome games are typically visual novels that use interaction with characters and decision-making to propel the story forward. Each decision opens up a new storyline, thus creating multiple endings.
Planning your Otome Game
Start with a storyline. Create the characters, their personalities, and the decisions the player will have to make. Plan out the different paths your game could take based on these decisions. Remember, each choice should lead to a unique story branch.
Creating the Game on Google Slides
Each slide represents a scene in your game. You can use text boxes for character dialogues and images for character illustrations.
Creating Links Between Slides
To create interactive choices, you can use the ‘Insert Link’ feature in Google Slides. Here’s how:
- Select the text or image that you want to turn into a choice.
- Click on the ‘Insert Link’ button or use the hotkey Ctrl + K.
- Instead of a URL, select ‘Slides in this presentation’ and choose the slide that the choice should lead to.
Testing Your Game
Once you have created all your slides and linked them, it’s time to test your game. Start from the first slide and play through each of the story branches to make sure they are working correctly.
Polishing Your Game
Improving the visual presentation of your game can greatly enhance the player’s experience. Google Slides offers various tools for this, such as themes, backgrounds, and animations. You can also import custom images or use the Google Drawings tool to create your own.
Sharing Your Game
After putting in all the hard work, it’s time to share your game with others. You can share the link to your Google Slides presentation or export the game as a PDF.
Remember, crafting a good Otome game requires a balance of engaging storytelling and creative game design. Happy gaming!