High School, Video & Computer Games Science Projects (8 results)
You already know that playing video games is fun, but so is making them, and that takes a lot of science! Try your hand at making your own video games, or explore how video games impact how people think, remember, and move.
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 heard someone described as a video game addict? Do you think video game addicts actually exist? You can determine that for yourself in this science fair project by examining real data from a California research scientist for over 3,000 video game players!
Have you ever played a video game and gotten so involved that you felt as if you were living inside
the game? What were the characteristics of the game that made you feel part of the action? One
component of an absorbing video game is an onscreen world that makes sense—a world that
takes physics into account. A game in which the player feels the effect of trudging through mud,
slipping on ice, or catapulting a bird is more fun than one with no environmental interaction.
Male or female? Fat or skinny? Outgoing or quiet? What is your stereotype of a "gamer"? Do your friends have the same mental picture of gamers? How about your parents? This science fair project will help you examine whether the stereotypes of "gamers" actually matches the reality of who plays video games.
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.
Imagine yourself as a software engineer, a decade and a half from now. You are called upon to help solve the world energy crisis by programming nano-organisms (NANORGs) to extract energy from industrial sludge. Your program must be small enough to fit in the NANORGs' tiny processors, yet at the same time meet several challenges. First and foremost, your NANORGs need to navigate on their own, extract energy from the sludge, and find collection points to deliver the harvested energy. Second,…