Short Story Novel Assignment - Turn a Story into a Video Game Project - Digital
This digital short story or novel creative assignment is an excellent final project that has students turn a story into a video game! Students will explore story elements like characterization, setting, plot, conflict, and more with these 8 engaging digital assignments that can either be used individually or as a final short story or novel creative project!
This is a Google-compatible activity, and students complete all the work on the computer. This works well with distance learning, 1:1 classrooms, remote teaching, Google Classroom, or for online education.
➡️ To The Video Game Developer: Students write a letter to a video game developer to persuade them to make their novel or short story into a video game. This assignment will allow students to practice letter writing format and demonstrate their understanding of plot, character, and conflict.
➡️ Select Your Players: Students will choose two characters from the story to be playable (controlled by the gamer) and one non-playable (controlled by the game). They will examine each character's 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 a 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 the short story or novel.
➡️ Storyboarding: Students explore the plot of the story by creating a storyboard that game developers create to show the levels of the game or an important scene.
➡️ Game Conflict: 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 and tone of the game.
➡️ Video Game Composer: Students make choices about the music of the video game adaptation of their reading. They will choose three songs that connect directly with the content of their reading.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My students loved this resource. It sparked great class conversations, and students were excited to debate the strengths and weaknesses of their characters. They had a great time being creative and exploring! I will definitely be using this resource again!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My advanced students have expressed that they would like to do more project-based learning, and this activity fit the bill perfectly! They are super excited and motivated to complete this project! Thank you for an amazing product!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very popular with my reluctant readers - they jumped right in and read a story as they knew they could create a video game!
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