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Making Games in PowerPoint
Using animations and triggers
MS PowerPoint is one the most powerful pieces of office software and incorporates some surprisingly cool tools that can accomplish more than you may have realised. In this FireTech Experience, you’ll learn some nifty tips and tricks and see how we can even make a game.
Making Games in PowerPoint
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
Create a cursor controlled maze game using built in tools available in PowerPoint
Learn all about PowerPoint animations and the incredibly powerful animation timeline
Learn how to use mouse clicks and mouse over to create interactions in your presentations and games
What is a Fire Tech Experience?
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, …
Fire Tech Experiences are regular, super short, high-interest sessions about the very latest developments in technology on topics you will love. Designed and led by inspiring, enthusiastic experts, Fire Tech Experiences introduce you to new worlds and ideas from the comfort of home.
MS PowerPoint is one of the most powerful and versatile pieces of software on your computer. Using tools available in PowerPoint (that means no addons, downloads or extra things to buy) we’ll take you through the menu and all the cool things you can do with it. If you have PowerPoint you can create amazing games and interactive experiences to share with your friends and family.
We’ll touch on the following topics:
- Kiosk mode
- Presentation flow
- Games design basics
- and much more…
We hope you’ll join us on this experience so we can help you unlock all the amazing things you can do in PowerPoint.
FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.
What your child will learn
- Controlling elements and animations inside presentation software focusing on PowerPoint
- Graphic editing and vector point manipulation
- Learn the basics of programme flow
- Video game design concept
- Triggers and sounds in PowerPoint
- Sharing their games with friends and family
- Working with picture effects and transparent backgrounds