Diigo Links 12/09/2010
et13 – Game Prototyping in Game Maker
Class site maintained by David Javelosa of SMC.edu
DS Game Maker: The next step in DS homebrew – Build your ideal game, today!
Make your own DS Games
With DS Game Maker, you can make all sorts of 2-dimensional games using just your mouse and keyboard. You can make platformers, puzzle games, arcade games… – in fact anything you like. Even though it is simple and logical to use, DS Game Maker allows you to make intelligent and attractive games.
Games programming can be justified on three grounds, transferable cognitive skills, metacogitive skills and affective benefits:
The idea behind transferable cognitive skills is that students are learning skills in areas such as mathematics and literacy while programming games and that these skills will transfer to the more traditional areas with measurable outcomes.
Metacognitive skills are the self management skills we employ when we are learning.
Affective benefits refers to our attitudes to school, teachers and classrooms. If students enjoy going to school, they will learn better.
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