Narrative Games

YOUTUBE VIDEOS are a great way to tell a story SUCCINCTLY.

Games based on narrative are another popular gaming strategy. A story line for a series of tasks can be based on the curriculum content. Students can be assigned characters based on different roles and tasks that need to be completed. IMOVIE has some great movie templates and Google Search is an effective way to find high resolution images.

In the narrative games below the students scheme of work was presented using a short 1-minute video story. The story explained who the primary role players were in the competition and what students had to do to win. Students were tasked with completing different challenges. The African Dragons was created by searching for high resolution images on Google. The African Dragons Game was based on a Dragons Den type Venture Capital Entrepreneurship Show.

The script and YouTube clip format was inspired the ultimate cold war game that was developed at Parklands College.

How to do an Image Search on Google

Google Image Search Tips


Tips for writing a narrative.

Two examples of using YouTube to create a Game Narrative.

Louis Pienaar's Prezi on his History Game and Shelanna Sturgess's African Dragons Game : bit.ly/africandragons

Write up by Leigh Morris on her school's experience of gamifying The Cold War. This game was developed at Parklands school. Louis Pienaar and Leigh Morris have willingly added their game to EDUPLAYDAY.

Parklands Gamification