In this Game Making Webinar, Jake Kwiatkowski, Marketing Manager and Game Expert, showed attendees how to create a Scenarios game from The Training Arcade®.
What is our scenario training game?
Scenarios games put players in realistic skill situations essential to sales, customer service, negotiation, management and more.
You can create simple to complex role-play situations with Scenarios, using still images, animations, video and/or voice-over content for training and educational storytelling.
Scenarios allow you to create simple linear games up to complex branching scenario paths. Each student response along the story track maps to a pass, fail, or neutral outcome with points awarded and behavior meters triggered based on their choices.
Scenarios are a great way to challenge your students to think about cause and effect as they make decisions through different possible scenarios.
How to build a scenario-based learning game
We always recommend starting with a storyboard when developing educational content. This can be as simple as an outline in Microsoft Word, a set of PowerPoint slides, or a mapped flowchart.
Actually building Scenarios game in The Training Arcade is very simple as you will see in the webinar recording. Planning your learning content, determining learning objectives, working with subject matter experts, etc. it will take most of your time, but once you have all this, it will be easy to enter content into the game generator. Head over to the 9:22am recording below to see how Jake builds a game in The Training Arcade.
Update settings like URL, game language, registration requirements and more. This is where you can set a timer for questions, set the percentage required to pass, and decide how many times a student can play. You can also decide whether or not to use a leaderboard.
Scenarios include a game indicator. If a student answers a question correctly, points are added. If they get a question wrong, points can be deducted. There are some customization options here. Also, you don’t need to use the game meter.
A unique option in Scenarios is that if a student chooses an incorrect answer, you can set it to go back to that question. You can also decide if you want to show their previous incorrect answer when they come back to that question.
Like all Training Arcade games, you can easily copy and paste from the storyboard into the question fields.
Head over to the 21:05 recording below to see how Jake takes content from the Instructional Designer’s flowchart and puts it into slide-based scenario questions in the game builder The Training Arcade.
Learning analytics provided in The Training Arcade
All games in The Training Arcade library track and report these analyses:
- # of users
- Duration of the session
- Game scores
- % accuracy
- # of questions answered
- behavior trends
This provides a wealth of insight to help you analyze knowledge retention and make adjustments to your content or strategy based on the findings. You can also use the insights you gain to reward top performers and offer extra help to those who fall behind.