You might be surprised to learn that Google Slides can be used for more than just presentations. You can actually use it to create interactive games! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make games in Google Slides.
1. Brainstorm Game Ideas
The first step in creating games on Google Slides is brainstorming your game ideas. These can be as simple or as complex as you want them to be. You could create a trivia game, a choose-your-own-adventure story, or even a board game!
2. Create Your Slides
Once you have your game idea, it’s time to start creating your slides. Think of each slide as a different scene or stage in your game. Use the tools available in Google Slides to create your game scenes. You can add text, images, shapes, and even videos to your slides to make them more interactive.
3. Add Interactivity with Hyperlinks
The key to making games in Google Slides is using hyperlinks. You can link different elements on a slide to other slides in the presentation. This allows players to click on different elements and be taken to different parts of the game.
To add a hyperlink, select the element you want to link, right-click it, and choose the ‘Apply link’ option. In the dialog box that appears, choose ‘Slides in this presentation’, and select the slide you want to link to.
4. Add Navigation Buttons
Navigation buttons allow players to move through your game. You can add these to your slides using the shape tool.
First, click the ‘Shape’ button in the toolbar, select a shape you like, and draw it on your slide. Then, right-click the shape and choose the ‘Apply link’ option. Select the slide you want the button to link to.
5. Playtest and Share Your Game
Before sharing your game, make sure to playtest it to ensure it works as expected. Once you’re happy with your game, you can share it by clicking the ‘Share’ button in the top-right corner of the screen. You can choose to allow others to view, comment on, or edit your game.
Creating games in Google Slides is a fun and creative way to engage your audience. With a bit of imagination and a few simple tools, you can create a wide variety of games. So why not give it a try and see what you can come up with?