Make an E-Learning Game Out of a Mountain #255

Mountain Adventure Games in E-Learning #255: Challenge | Recap

In one of my favorite challenges, we looked at creating simple e-learning games that were more “glorified progress meters” than real games. But that's okay because the examples were fantastic and helped designers focus on choosing design concepts to use for their game.

What I really like about this design approach to creating games is that it’s all about the theme and slide background. Backgrounds are the largest slide element and one of the easiest ways to set the context for your games.

Climb E-Learning Heroes Mountain

This week’s challenge was inspired by the mountain-climbing game shared by Jackie Van Nice. Using a familiar metaphor, learners are encouraged to answer quiz questions correctly to reach the mountain’s summit. Along the way, learners collect rewards in the form of badges that are also used to track their progress.

Climb E-Learning Heroes Mountain

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Challenge of the Week

This week, your challenge is to create a simple e-learning game based on climbing up a mountain. You can take the challenge in any direction and use as many gamified elements as you like.

Simple Game to Get You Started

Here's an updated version of the original game shared in the simple game challenge.

Simple Game to Get You Started

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Last Week’s Challenge:

Before you ascend this week’s challenge, check out the e-learning portfolios your fellow community members shared over the past week:

E-Learning Portfolios with Rise 360 #254

E-Learning Portfolios with Rise 360 #254: Challenge | Recap

Wishing you a great week, E-Learning Heroes!

New to the E-Learning Challenges?

The weekly e-learning challenges are ongoing opportunities to learn, share, and build your e-learning portfolios. You can jump into any or all of the previous challenges anytime you want. I’ll update the recap posts to include your demos.

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