416 BYOL: Building Learning Games in Storyline 2

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, November 17

Games and Gamification


“Gamification,” “learning games,” and “serious games”: These are trendy buzzwords in L&D right now, but how can you actually create these experiences yourself if you’re not a game designer? Designing your first learning game can be a daunting task, and it’s quite common to think you don’t have the skill set or tools needed. But in many cases, you actually do have a tool for creating games, and it’s one you likely know well: Articulate Storyline. That’s right: With a few tips and tricks, you can actually create rich and engaging learning games using Storyline.

In this session, you’ll learn the basics of Storyline game development through looking at a real game developed with this tool. You’ll learn a bit about the game’s background and the gaming elements used. You’ll then spend the rest of the session in a hands-on activity that will teach you how to create one of the main elements from this game: interactive panoramic graphics. This common gaming element allows you to navigate around a digital space and is found in many search games, adventure games, and virtual tours. With a little creativity, it’s also easy to replicate in Storyline. You’ll leave this session with a better understanding of what game experiences you can build into Storyline and the practical skills to implement them.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Tips for getting started designing a game
  • How Storyline can be used to create learning games
  • About gaming elements that can be created in Storyline
  • How to create interactive panoramic graphics in Storyline

Designers and developers with intermediate experience developing in Storyline 2.

Technology discussed in this session:
Articulate Storyline 2 and interactive panoramic graphics.

Technology required:
Laptop running Articulate Storyline 2.

Ken Haas

eLearning—Senior Instructional Designer


Ken Haas is an eLearning senior instructional designer and developer at Sodexo. With more than a decade of professional experience in the eLearning field, Ken’s background includes instructional design, multimedia, eLearning, learning games, gamification, web design, and video. Ken thoroughly enjoys learning and sharing with others, and he strives to learn new design techniques and technologies to apply to his work. A learning game that Ken created was featured in the DemoFest event at Learning Solutions 2016 Conference & Expo.

John Kostrey

Multimedia Coordinator


John Kostrey is a multimedia coordinator at Sodexo with experience in the creation of eLearning training programs, gamification, video development, web design, graphical user interface (GUI), graphic design, animation, and audio recording and editing. Over more than a decade of professional experience, John’s goal has always been to push the boundaries of both the graphical and technical capabilities within the eLearning industry.

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