School project - make a game using SCUMM

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crossoft
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School project - make a game using SCUMM

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I teach high schoolers locally and want to do a class project where each student builds a game using SCUMM - a whole year project. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place here, but I can't find even rough examples to at least get started educating these students with. Can anyone point me to the right place to find either code samples or a primer on getting started? Thanks in advance
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Maybe look at this page on our wiki: http://wiki.scummvm.org/index.php/HOWTO-Fangames (and in particular at the links toward the bottom of the page).
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Post by crossoft »

Thanks!
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If you're more interested in your students creating SCUMM-style games and aren't too committed to specifically using SCUMM, I would recommend using Adventure Game Studio (http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/)

It has its own documented scripting language and integrated development environment for handling images, animations, sounds, etc. It's free, and a lot of people have been able to create some very impressive adventure games with it (some of which are sold commercially).
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Post by crossoft »

Thanks, great advice! I'm definitely going to evaluate this during the teaching inservice the first week of June. Good stuff
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