Short Story Novel Assignment - Turn a Story into a Video Game Project - Digital

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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.


Included in the digital video game short story novel project:

➡️ 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.


What teachers are saying about this digital video game short story novel project:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 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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