The first week of EARTHs video game design class went pretty well - at least according to my kids - When I asked them what their favorite part of the class was, I was releaved when they said it was activities they did and not just that they got to play arcade games before the class started.
Highlights of the class included when one of the students gave an incredibly accurate description of what an oscilloscope does and how it works, when the class decided that "kung-fuing" was an appropiate game genre and when no one fought over the game controllers but all patiently took turns. (I was really proud of them and I'm not even their Dad!)
So, what's going on this week? Here's the sneak preview:
This week, we're going back in to ancient Greece to learn about genre...
... to a galaxy far far away* to learn about story...
... and take a page or two from a certain video game design book on how to write a story.
I'm looking foward to it!
* Oh, by the way, May the Fourth be with you!