216 B.Y.O.L.: Designing and Building My First Game with GameSalad

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Wednesday, September 30

Games and Gamification

101/102

The power of games for learning is well documented, yet the thought of undertaking the design and development building of a game seems overwhelming due to the perceived cost and hours to learn how to do it. The time and the energy just seem too large of a barrier.

In this session, you will learn how to get started with designing and building your first mobile game and understand game design principles. You’ll learn about the tools and environment, and you will use GameSalad to create dynamic, drag-and-drop game-based content that you can test and play within your own browser or on a mobile device.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to design and build your first game
  • How to understand the app and environment and how to create a game using drag-and-drop programming techniques
  • What is required to create an app for a mobile environment
  • How to build a game and leave with the core knowledge to get started and demonstrate to your team and organization

Audience:
Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
GameSalad, Photoshop, PowerPoint, HTML5.

Participant technology requirements:
Mac or Windows laptop. Download free GameSalad.com app to participate.

Nick Floro

Learning Architect & CEO

Sealworks Interactive Studios

Nick Floro, a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios, has over 25 years of experience developing learning solutions, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire and motivate. As a learning architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick has won numerous awards from Apple and organizations for productions and services, and has been able to reach over a million users with his latest project, which helps students in grades 2-12 learn how to think and write an essay critically.

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