NOVEL SHORT STORY VIDEO GAME PROJECT: Have your students turn their reading of any short story or a novel into a video game! Included in this resource are 8 different assignments that can be used individually or as a major final project.
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To The Video Game Developer
Students write a letter to a video game developer to persuade them to make their book/story into a video game. This assignment will allow students to practice letter writing format, as well as demonstrate their understanding of plot, character, and conflict.
Select Your Players
Students will choose two characters from the story to be playable characters (controlled by the gamer) and one character to be a non-playable character (controlled by the game). They will examine each characters' backstory, strengths, and weaknesses.
Design Your World
This assignment allows students to consider the setting descriptions from their reading and determine how that will translate on the video game screen!
Game Time Interview
Students transform themselves into the game developer and answer interview questions that demonstrate their understanding of the main character, theme, and plot.
Video Game Box Cover
Students design a video game box cover to get gamers to the store to buy the video game adaptation of their reading!
Students create a storyboard that game developers create to show the levels of the game or an important scene.
Students consider the type of conflict that will develop in the game and examine the impact that will have on the players and the mood/tone of the game.
Video Game Composer
Students make choices about the music of the video game adaptation of their reading. They choose three songs that connect directly with the content of their reading
Also included is a one-page rubric for easy marking!
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