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.

  • Ages:

    8-13

  • Equipment:
    Laptop required
  • Available locations:
    • Online
  • Pricing details
    Price:

    د.إ51.17

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).

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).

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Course highlights

Game development

Game development

Create a cursor controlled maze game using built in tools available in PowerPoint

Animations

Animations

Learn all about PowerPoint animations and the incredibly powerful animation timeline

Interactivity

Interactivity

Learn how to use mouse clicks and mouse over to create interactions in your presentations and games

Photo: Making Games in PowerPoint

Course Overview

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:

  • Graphics
  • Interactions
  • Animations
  • 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

"I really enjoyed my self. It was extremely informative but at the same time very fun."

Pratham, Young Workshop Attendee