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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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…
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…
"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.