For our Grade 6 Design Project, we created a created a cardboard arcade game. In this project, we have to use our creative minds to create a full functional yet fun arcade game. This project was inspired by a youtube video where a 10 year-old boy named Caine made an entire arcade using only cardboard, this gave us inspiration to do the same and be creative with our games and makes us think like designers.
This is my cardboard arcade(as seen in photo). It is a game where you will have 5 balls and you have to throw it holes, the smaller the hole, the more points it is when you make it in. The different scores are 10, 50, 60, 100, 200, 300. This can be a singe or multiplayer game, for single player, you try to beat your high-score, for multiplayer, you try to beat your opponents, whoever has the most at the end wins.
My Biggest Success for this game was making a fully functional return system. It was quite hard to figure out and make since this isn’t including technology so i had to design it properly with lots of difficulties like… getting stuck in the return system, not fully coming out and many other difficulties. Overall, it was really hard to create and that is why i felt like it was my biggest success when i finished it.
One piece of advice i would give a future student doing this project is that you really need to think properly about the hard/difficult parts to make. Since some people including me sometimes don’t look deep enough to find the hard parts and always puts us on the spot and your stuck. So, please inquire about your game before you start making it
Overall, I think the game was successful and will work and is quite good, i have enjoyed this process of making a cardboard arcade game and hope to do it again soon!