Eighth Grade Video & Computer Games Science Projects (4 results)

You already know that playing video games is fun, but so is making them, and that takes a lot of science! With our collection of video game related science and engineering projects you can try your hand at making your own video games, or explore how video games impact how people think, remember, and move.

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This is a more challenging JavaScript project: can you write a program that can play Tic-Tac-Toe? You'll have to figure out a way to translate the game strategy into a computer algorithm. The project will show you how to create a working Tic-Tac-Toe board on a webpage. Your challenge will be to show the computer how to play. Just think: you'll be creating artificial intelligence! Read more
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Time Required Average (6-10 days)
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Prerequisites To do this project, you should already be comfortable with creating basic HTML files using a text editor. You should also be familiar with creating HTML form elements, and having them interact with JavaScript functions.
Material Availability Readily available
Cost Very Low (under $20)
Safety No issues
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Virtual reality (VR) headsets are becoming increasingly popular. Video game designers use a variety of programs to create the amazing 3D worlds that you see when you turn on your favorite video game, and many of those worlds are now also designed to be compatible with VR headsets. Can you use a computer-aided design (CAD) program or video game engine to design your own virtual world that can be viewed using a VR headset? Did you know you do not have to be a programming expert to create… Read more
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Time Required Short (2-5 days)
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Have you ever wondered about the various types of music in a video game you've played? You may not have paid much attention to the music, but its job was to enhance your gaming experience. In fact, the wrong kind of music can detract from the atmosphere of the game. Can you imagine the music in Mario KartTM playing in Street Fighter®? In a game, music can indicate many different things, such as a special or new event, shift of mood, or the arrival of a character. This kind of music is… Read more
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Time Required Long (2-4 weeks)
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Prerequisites None
Material Availability Readily available
Cost Low ($20 - $50)
Safety No issues
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"Pow!" Wow, what an awesome punch that character has! Ever wondered what goes into making a punch look good in a video game? Or any other character motion sequence, for that matter? Try this science fair project for a firsthand look at how art and timing can create memorable game action. Read more
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Time Required Average (6-10 days)
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Prerequisites None
Material Availability Computer with internet access
Cost Very Low (under $20)
Safety No issues
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