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Taste of Video Game Design

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Remember playing tag and checkers as a kid? How about pinball, Super Mario Brothers, or Sim City? Whether simple or computer-based, everybody loves games, but what features make a really great game? It’s time to stop playing and find out what it's like to create! Learn what it takes to become a video game designer, and then use those skills to design a video game and challenge your family and friends!


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Age: 5 - 25+

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100 Level - No experience necessary

The first step in becoming a great game designer is learning what makes video games fun!


1. Go to GameStar Mechanic to Join and Play Level 1. After you win, click Create an Entry to design your own game. See the slideshow below to find the challenge:

2. Play Slow and Steady Level 1 then create your own game in the Create Entry tabWhen you are finished, take a screenshot of your level then upload it to finish.

Can't locate the game? What is the Redeem Code? Other Questions?  Check out the FAQ.

After creating your own game and uploading your photo, you can see games other people made in the "Other Entries" section.

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