Build A Game
The Play for Impact project introduces you to the building blocks of game design and the world of games with purpose. You'll work in teams to identify a personally relevant topic to create a game with a social utility.
You'll then research, design, and code a game prototype in Scratch using an engineering process called “sprints” — a method used by engineers to make innovative ideas come to life!
What are Games with Purpose?
- Refugee: Refugee raises awareness on the refugee crisis. The game is based on the story of three characters. All three kids go through dangerous journeys in search of refuge.
- Pandemic: Pandemic raises awareness on the risks of COVID-19. Players advance through the different levels to realize how difficult this pandemic can become when it is not properly addressed.
- Prep Phase
In the Prep Phase, learners will discover the engineering process, reflect on game design principles, learn how to program with Scratch and choose a topic that matters to them.
- Sprint Phase
In the Sprint Phase, your learners will design, develop and test their Game with Purpose using principles they learned in the Prep Phase.
- Finish Phase
In the Finish Phase, your learners will reflect on their sprint experience and share their projects with you. You will then submit them to the Facebook Team for a chance to receive the EFTW Impact Award.