Google Slides is a versatile tool that is not just for presentations. It can be used to create fun and interactive games, perfect for classroom activities or just for leisure. No need for intense coding knowledge or expensive software, and the best part is, it’s entirely free! Today, we will teach you how to make games using Google Slides.
Planning Your Game
The first step to creating a game is to decide what type of game you want to create. This could be anything from a trivia game to a choose-your-own-adventure game. Plan out your game flow, the rules, and the design. It’s important to have a clear vision before you start creating the slides.
Creating the Game Board
Now, onto the fun part—creating the game board. First, open a new Google Slides document. Click on the ‘+’ button or press Ctrl+M to add a new slide. This will be your starting point.
To create the game board, first, delete any text boxes on the new slide. Then, use the shape tool to create spaces on your board. You can customize the color, size, and shape of the spaces to fit your game theme.
Linking the Slides
The interactivity of your Google Slides game comes from linking different slides together. By clicking on a specific object, you can create a hyperlink that will take you to a different slide.
To create a hyperlink, first select the object you want to link. Then, click on the Insert menu at the top of the screen, and select Link. In the text box that appears, you can either enter the URL of an external website or select one of your other slides to link to. This way, you can create a nonlinear game that jumps around between slides based on the player’s choices.
Google Slides allows you to add a variety of interactive elements to your game. One way is by using the Animations feature. You can use this to create animations that trigger when you click on something, adding an extra layer of engagement to your game.
To add an animation, select an object, then choose Animate from the Insert menu. You’ll have a choice of different types of animations to add to your object. This can make your game more visually interesting and interactive.
Creating a game on Google Slides can be a fun and educational experience. With a little creativity, you can create a multi-level game that is not only interactive but also exciting to play. Whether you’re a teacher wanting to make learning more fun, or just someone looking for a creative project, Google Slides is a fantastic tool to use.