In this game-building workshop webinar, Jake Kwiatkowski, Marketing Manager and Game Expert, showed attendees how to build a Scenarios game from The Training Arcade®.
What Is Our Scenarios Training Game?
The Scenarios games puts players into realistic essential-skill situations for sales, customer service, negotiations, management, and more.
You can create simple to complex role play situations with Scenarios, using still images, animation, video, and/or voice-over content for training and educational storytelling.
Scenarios enables you to create simple linear games all the way to complex branching scenario paths. Each learner response along the story journey maps to a positive, negative, or neutral outcome with points awarded and behavior meters triggered based on their choices.
Scenarios is a great way to challenge your learners to think through cause and effect as they make decisions through different possible scenarios.
How to Build a Scenarios Learning Game
We always recommend starting with a storyboard when you’re developing learning content. This can be as simple as an outline in Microsoft Word, a series of PowerPoint slides, or a mapped out flowchart diagram.
Actually building the Scenarios game in The Training Arcade is very simple, as you’ll see in the webinar recording. Planning out your instructional content, determining learning objectives, working with subject matter experts, etc. will take the bulk of your time, but once you have all that, it’s smooth sailing dropping content into the game builder. Jump to 9:22 in the 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 learner can play the game. You can also decide if you want to use a leaderboard or not.
Scenarios includes a game meter. If a learner gets a question right, points are added. If they get a question wrong, points can be deducted. There are some customization options here. You also don’t have to use the game meter.
A unique option in Scenarios is that if a learner chooses an incorrect answer, you can set it to loop them back to that question. You can also decide if you want to show their previous incorrect answer when they return to that question.
Like all Training Arcade games, you can easily copy and paste from your storyboard into the question fields.
Jump to 21:05 in the recording below to see how Jake takes the content from the instructional designer’s flowchart and puts it into the slide-based Scenarios questions in The Training Arcade game builder.
Learning Analytics Provided in The Training Arcade
All of the games in The Training Arcade library track and report on these analytics:
- # of users
- Session length
- Game scores
- % accuracy
- # of questions answered
- Behavior trends
This delivers a wealth of information to help you analyze knowledge retention and make changes to your content or strategy based on the results. You can also use the insights gained to reward top performers and offer extra help to those lagging behind.
Watch the game building webinar recording here: