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Gaming learning activities

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Digital and multimedia
Programme: Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour
Language: English
Genre: Gaming
Age group: 9-11, 12-14

In January 2022, the Scottish Friendly Children's Tour is touring all things gaming! Joined by authors, gamers and more, many aspects of gaming will be explored – from storytelling to writing for games to insights from industry professionals and entrepreneurs.

The resources and links below help you get the most out of the events and support pupils in making the connection between gaming and stories. We have also included advice and links to support teachers and librarians if you are planning to set up a games or gaming club in school.

Useful links for all gaming events

Setting up a gaming club

The Door Problem

Gamers often use something called 'the door problem' to explain the complexities of game creation, and the huge amount of people who are involved in something that seems as simple as opening a door. However, in the virtual world interacting with a door and opening it can become much more complicated. This issue is explored in our event with Ross Edwards and Rockstair North(this will open in a new window).