Creating a game is about game mechanics and programming, but also about creativity and challenge in the design and clarity in the gameplay.
Here are a few samples of the simple games we have created (most of them works-in-progress) to explore these concepts. In Programming and Web, we develop these ideas by learning the underlying programming concepts, design techniques, and gameplay standards that make games fun, playable and memorable. Have fun!
Animation and motion is a key part of gameplay. We learn to understand and program the illusion of life
Here are a few samples of the animations we have created (most of them works-in-progress) to explore these concepts. In Programming and Web, we develop these ideas by learning the underlying programming concepts, design techniques, and animation standards. Enjoy these samples!
Cyndi Bussey worked in the high tech industry in Boston for 25 years, before moving west in 2005 to become a teacher at Franklin Tech. She has a BS degree in Computer Science from SUNY College of Technology, and will be completing her Masters in Education in Curriculum and Teaching from Fitchburg State University in the Spring of 2014. Cyndi loves showing students the possibilities in programming. Cyndi is a class advisor, an advisor for Business Professionals of America, and is the coordinator and webmaster for the FCTS Alumni Association. In her spare time, Cyndi enjoys kayaking, photography, and caring for her Boston Terriers.
Marcus McLaurin has worked creatively as a comic book artist and editor for Marvel Comics, and most recently as a designer and webmaster, for over 20 years. He came to FCTS in 2009, where he teaches Programming and Web Design, utilizing his experience in web development and digital design. He enjoys most opening students eyes to the possibilities of programming and designing on the new canvas of the internet and its wide variety of screens. In his spare time he enjoys painting and writing fiction.