Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Neat Game

MeghannT from the Randolph County Technical center is making great progress working on her wiki. She is getting very far this year. Her hidden object game is great and her creation of new characters for the mini game project is daring and skilled. All of the hard work that is being put into her team page I look forward to seeing all that she will acomplish. Good luck and keep workong hard. http://www.myglife.org/usa/rtc/index.php/Special:GlobaloriaProject?user=MeghannT rtc3452&id=4#header-mechanics

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Great Hidden Object Game

An excellent job to Matthew1012, from Tygarts Valley High School. His work on his project page is amazing. So far he has completed his hidden object game and his minigame assignments. The hidden object game is very well organized and should be used as an example for other students and educators. The game's goal is to find all hidden objects in a restroom. This game has tweens, interactive lists, and the graphics are excellent. The wiki profile of this student is also interesting and unique. Others should check it out. I look forward to see the progress that this student will make in the near future. Good luck Matthew1012 and good luck to all the other students this year! http://www.myglife.org/usa/tvhs/index.php/Special:GlobaloriaProject?user=Matthew1012&id=10

Saturday, June 9, 2012

It's A Jungle Out There

The amazing final game by team Keebie, from Tygarts Valley High Scool, is complete and ready for judging. The team has worked hard and their work really shows it. The team consists of three members, Kelsi, Maddie, and Celeb. Together the team has designed a series of African environments where the player learns about endangered spieces. As the player continues they learn traits, environments, diet, and some of the hazards for the animals that are endanger of exstinction. The plot and art work is great, and I encourage others to check it out!----> http://www.myglife.org/usa/tvhs/index.php/Team:Keebie

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Globaloria Ballers

The team, Globaloria Ballers, from Liberty High School have done an excellent job of making it posible for the player to learn algebra easily and quickly. The button on the left is a lesson that gives the player an idea of what to do and prepares them for what is going to happen problrm wise. The instructs tell the player how to play the game. Once that is over with the player will be required to use the knowledge from the lesson and past algebra experience. Throughout the game the equations will gradually become more challenging. The song that plays at the begining is also super cool and makes me smile every time I get on the page. Conradulations to Brenne, Haley, and Marissa on all of their hard work. ---->http://www.myglife.org/usa/lhs/index.php/Team:Globaloria_Ballers

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Outdoorsman

Congratulations to Daniel for his outstanding work on his final game. Working alone, this student from Tygarts Valley Middle School has done a phenomenal job. For working alone this game has went a long way. The concept of using trains and math is genius. The minigame level at the end is also very amusing. Working with code is hard to figure out and working alone with no help from a team member is very complicated. The graphic are neat, and the controls are easy to understand. Daniel's team page has a cool, simple animation on it that I really enjoy. If anyone is intrested check out Daniel's team page---->http://www.myglife.org/usa/tvms/index.php/Team:The_outdoorsman

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Slat N' Peppa

Salt N' Peppa? More like awesome mixed with awesome! Good job to DavidPgw 2011 and Jakobcgw! These two (from George Washington High School) not only have done an excellent job on their graphics, but their blogs are also well written and interesting. I am very impressed from the team's demo and look forward to seeing the final results of the final game. Good luck guys, keep up the hard work! Check them out at---> http://www.myglife.org/usa/gwash/index.php/Team:Salt_N%27_Peppa

Monday, April 30, 2012

Fish Game

The game Fishie Friends! that was created by team Pink Fluffy Monsters is a really nifty game that has come really far since the begining. In the game the player discovers how to keep the environment clean and ways to understand and stop the causes of bullying. The great graphical work that has been put into the middle school game is very impressive. Also impressive is the teams coding skills. I see a bright future for team Pink Fluffy Monsters and cannot wait to see their results. http://www.myglife.org/usa/tvms/index.php/Team:The_Pink_Fluffy_Monsters

Monday, April 16, 2012

Great Graphics!

The graphics of team Cute Is What We Aim For are amazing. The team consists of two Elkins Middle school students named Autumn (Autumnpems11) and Nicole(Nicolebems11). The graphics and art work that was put on the paper prototype are stupendous. The sketch that was made even better by the production of their game demo. This game demo has a lot of graphic detail. Some could call it gore but the theme is to collect and use evidence from crime scences. Everyone needs to check out this creative work! http://www.myglife.org/usa/ems/index.php/Team:Cute_Is_What_We_Aim_For

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Check out this demo by team "For Sparta"

Team For Sparta from George Washington High School has created a demo for their game "Battle for Central Park". Their game lets you enjoy learning while playing reenactments of ancient battles throughout history. The art and animation in this game already looks so great in the demo, so we can't wait to see what they come up with for the final version. Great job!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Great Game Demo from "Team Try Hard"

Team Try Hard from Riverside HS has created a very detailed and strong Game Demo that includes a first level of their game, called "CASS" (short for "Create A Solar System" This is a clever game idea, I hope they are able to develop this demo into a strong game at the end of the year. This concept is a perfect fit for the STEM Game Design Competition. Great job guys!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Clever Game Idea from team "Brostache"

Team Brostache from Liberty High School has a paper prototype explaining the difference between wants and needs. This can help you understand which items we need to spend money on, and what things are wants that we can do without. The basics of finance!

Check out their Paper Prototype below. This game looks fun, I look forward to playing it in the spring.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Another wonderful blog from Bkhong2011

Bkhong2011 is a 7th grade student an Christopher Middle School in CA. Her blog looks wonderful and she updates it several times a week, often including images. She talks about creating her game but she also discusses school field trips, class activities, and things she did over breaks. Remember, the more often a blog is updated the more valuable it becomes.

Take a peak at her blog here! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A detailed blog by BenjaminwUHS2011

Student BenjaminwUHS2011 from University High School has a wonderful blog! He updates it very often and almost always embeds a photo or video to go along with his post. He writes in detail and it is obvious that he devotes time and effort to create a strong blog. Click here to see his blog! Below is a game demo for the game Ninja Adventure from his Team Ninja Narhwals. Great job!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Don't Fall to the Pressure" paper prototype by Team "Stop it"

Team Stop It from Monroe County Technical Center have created a wonderful paper prototype for their game "Don't Fall to the Pressure" The team used a computer to type their paper prototype. This is not required, but it does give your paper prototype a more professional look. More importantly, the team has created a game with a great concept, allowing you to act out real-life situations about peer pressure and tobacco usage. After each situation the team provides valuable facts.

This game is not simply a quiz game, it provides valuable content and facts, and it makes you simulate real-life situations in the game. I look forward to see how the Game Demo and Final Game turn out in the Spring!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Great Animations from Team "Greek God and Goddess"

The girls on Team Greek God and Goddess, from AdVENTURE STEM in California, have some cute and impressive illustrations/animations in their paper prototype and game demo. Strong illustrations and animations are a great way to make your game stand out and look professional!

Watch their paper prototype here: 

Demo Game:

Good work so far ladies, I look forward to playing the finished game in the Spring!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Floating Heads" by One-Man Team

I came across this game this afternoon and had a lot of fun playing! "Floating Heads" is the name of this game by One-Man Team from Hurricane High School. It takes you through music by Elvis and The Beatles and shares interesting facts about both while playing an interesting game. Play below, I was addicted!

*** This game has sound playing in the intro***

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Creative work by "Awesome Dalek Battlers"

This imaginative paper prototype and primary game scene was created by Team Awesome Dalek Battlers  from AdVENTURE STEM in California. I am really looking forward to checking out the finished game in the spring!

Primary Game Scene:

Paper Prototype File:

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Some Fine Blogging From Samcems11

Blogging is a meaningful and fun way to share your ideas online. Globaloria students have the opportunity to share their Globaloria experiences (both exciting and challenging) in a their own blog. It is important to update your blog often and embed photos, videos and game demos to make each post unique and interesting. It is also a great opportunity to improve writing skills.

Samcems11 from Elkins Middle School has a very strong blog that he updates consistently. On it you can find Team Vlogs and interesting videos about the topics his team, Trilobite Terrors, are studying to create their game. His blog is also well organized and the font colors are easy to read. Great Job!

See Samcems11's blog here: http://samcems11.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Great Paper Prototype by Team Triple DSL

In the past few weeks I have been watching many of the paper prototypes for full-year students. Today I came across one of the best videos I have seen yet. Team Triple DSL from University High School in WV did a fine job explaining their game "Space Blast".

These girls worked very hard on their prototype. All of their slides are illustrated, they have a coherent idea for their future game, and they have included research and learning content in their game. The girls also were well rehearsed and spoke clearly throughout the entire presentation. Take a look at the video below for yourself, I can't wait to see the finished product in the spring! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

"The Idiot Box" Creating a Strong Team Page and Game Demo

Hi everyone. Hopefully most full-year students are finishing up work on their Game Demo by this point in the year. (If you entered the STEM or Civics competition in West Virginia the Game Demo milestone is due February 16th!) Your Game Demo allows you to demonstrate your understanding of Flash Coding while also sharing some important information about your future game. In your demo you should have the following:
  • Team Introduction: Give the names and roles of all team members (no last names)
  • Audience: Who are you designing your game for, and why?
  • Gameplay: What does the player see and do? What are the rules and how do you win? What is the goal of the game?
  • Learning Goal: What will the player learn by playing this game?
  • Fun Factor: What makes your game fun for the player?
  • Smart Factor: What does your game teach? What can someone learn by playing it? 
  • Style Factor: What kind of graphic/animation style will you use? What kind of sounds?
  • Originality Factor: What makes your game special and unique? Why will it sell?
The Demo should also have some sample images and animations that will be featured in your finished game. Contrary to what their name implies, team "The Idiot Box" from George Washington High School has created a really fantastic Game Demo for their science/engineering game "Crazy Gadget." Team members Travishgw 2011 and Johndgw 2011 fully answer all required questions, and they also have an interactive demo of their game. I had a good time fiddling around with the circuit pieces myself, I can't wait to see how the Final Game turns out this spring!

Play the Game Demo yourself below:

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Fantastic Team Page by Keeb

Hi everyone. I want to remind you all that a completed Team Page is as important to the Globaloria Curriculum as creating your final flash game. A highly detailed Team page may seem like a lot work to complete, but it is definitely worth it in the end.

Today I came across a fantastic Team Page created by Team Keeb, students from the Fall game design class at Tygarts Valley High School. The three students (KelsiR0416, Madelynm0218 and Calebg1997 ) have a great looking, fully completed Team Wiki loaded with Game facts, links to educational resources,  various videos throughout the process of their game creation, an awesome paper prototype, and last but not least, a really fun game called "A Whale of an Adventure." (Play the game below!)

Check out their Team Page Here,

Great job guys, all your effort and hard work really paid off nicely!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

An Awesome Blog by Austinsphs11

Hey everyone! Today I would like to highlight an awesome blog I came across from Austin, a student at Preston High School, that has just finished up a semester long Video Game Design class.

Check out his blog here: http://austinglobaloria.blogspot.com/

Austin updated his blog consistently throughout the semester (there typically is at least one post per week). He discussed challenges and successes he and his team members faced throughout the game making process and he even embedded their game demo and his finished game product.

After checking out the blog, you can also see Austin and Dillon's Team Page. You can also play their finished game "Time Voyager" Great job guys!

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Globaloria Spotlight!

We have moved!

Unfortunately, we had to leave tumblr due to school filter issues, but now we have found our new home at http://globaloriaspotlight.blogspot.com. Update your bookmarks! Stay tuned to hear from our new intern Julia, who will be showing everyone the best and the brightest from the 2011-12 school year so far. Keep up the great work everyone!

Also, to stay updated you can now follow @globaloria on Twitter!