A warning: This game will only make sense to DS106 participants
The daily create yesterday asked us to:
Design and draw your own board game about DS106.
I set out to do it for Ben the son of one of our hashtag classroom DS106 participants.
I started looking for a template for Connect 4 that was going to become Connect 106. Lost in the google for hours: Millionshort search, Duck Duck Go and more. Eventually I found this resource of templates for games if you are short of ideas there is a little treasure in there. A little dated perhaps, but fun. The editable template for this game is there and I downloaded it.
It was meant to be a quick cut and paste job. Well, it wasn’t.
I created the game from the template. It seemed meh in Powerpoint. Ah! I could make a movie. Then, Ben and Family could sit and play it just using the pause button. I did a screencast with QuickTime. Sound was off, looked terribly unfinished. Perfectionism won.
I will do a quick fix in iMovie. That was yesterday afternoon. Since then, I have been through different versions, new music to make new soundtrack, a DS106 Radio surprise was added at the end and Boom! Now it is ready for use. iMovie was not playing ball and I tried to edit a version ( just trimming) on YT editor yesterday only to wake up this morning with the thing stuck and still processing. Note to self – don’t do that again.
Without further ado, I give you:
WHO WANT TO BE #4LIFE?
And here are the rules:
Rule 1. Lots of ice-cream (or other favourite food) for Ben before playing
Rule 2. Lots of beer for the grown ups before playing
Have Fun, Ben!
Update: Some people asked about playing the game and all I have is the Powerpoint presentation. I have uploaded it to SlideShare.