VBA PowerPoint Games

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VBA PowerPoint Games are created within the presentation software by utilising the drawing and slide shows tools to create rudimentary animation and game functionality. Generally, the artwork is created using the AutoShape features and the animation is shown slide-by-slide. Although VBA PowerPoint games are simplistic in design, there are a few classic games that can be created using this medium.

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VBA Programming

Most of the games created within PowerPoint are very simple in nature. However, in order to create a truly advanced game using PowerPoint you would need to make use of the VBA programming, which stands for Visual Basic for Applications. VBA would allow you to create games that can gather input from the user and interpret it. An example of such games would be a trivia styled or game show game.

Classic Hangman

Hangman is a very good example of how a simple game can be implemented and designed using PowerPoint. In order to create a game of hangman you would need to create slides for every letter of the answer and every state that the hangman could potentially be in. This means you have to draw a slide where he only has a head, then one where he has a body as well, and so on. If you wish to bypass the games creation phase, you can simply purchase this classic game online for immediate download.

Jigsaw Puzzles

PowerPoint can be used to import pictures and images in order to create games. You can create a jigsaw puzzle where these images are split into multiple pieces that the user has to put back together. You can set options such as how many pieces you would like to have and whether they should be able to rotate or not. Users can even create an animation of the jigsaw break-up showing it flying into multiple pieces.

Colouring Game

You can create a simple colouring game in PowerPoint without the need for crayons or programming software. Colouring games begin with a basic black and white clipart image. You can then use a colour palette and allow the user to set a colour for a specific shape on the screen. Clicking on that shape would then colour in that area.

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