This game design unit was an experiment of sorts, and just ahead of students, teacher Kevin Hodgson was also designing and building and publishing his own video game. He brought his experiences into the classroom as a "mentor text" to share with students, and to reflect on what students might expect to encounter with their own projects. Here is an overview of some of Kevin's explorations in video game design. He chose a theme of "Women in Science" so that he could entertain, as well as educate, his students on the struggles that women have had in the field of science, but also to demonstrate how a game might represent ideas.
Storyboards: Women in Science Video Games
Want to try my game? Go ahead -- Play Women in Science!