BLOXELS Intro to Video Game Design

Monday, March 15 | 6:30-7:30

Free and open to students in grades 3-8.

Have you ever wanted to design your own video game? Sign up using the form below to learn how to design video games with Bloxels!  Once you register, you will receive a UMFPL class code to join and you can pick up your Bloxels workbook.  The Zoom invitation for our tutorial session on March 15 will be sent to the email address you signed up with.

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What is Bloxels?  Here is the creator, with some awesome demos of the types of games you can create:


Start thinking about the details of your game.  Use the pages in your workbook to help you plan your game.

Who is the hero of your story?

Does your hero have a superpower or special ability?

What is your hero’s quest?  What challenges must be overcome?

What other cast of character will you create?  Friendly helpers? Enemies?

What is the name of the game world?  What is it like (light/dark, dry/wet, friendly/hazardous)?


Are there items to collect? Power-ups?

Try sketching out important “rooms” for your Gameboard as you think about the layout.



The Bloxels website has A LOT of step-by-step tutorials for creating characters, designing backgrounds, configuring power-ups, developing enemies, all the details you will need to create, play, and share a video game!

Download the Bloxels app on a tablet, or visit on a computer or Chromebook to log in as a student with UMFPL’s classroom code.

Participants will also receive a video game laptop decal of your favorite pixelated characters!

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