Spaceship, asteroids, enemy ships.
Skills required / taught:
Momentum control, reflexes
Avoid the asteroids while
shooting them into smaller and smaller pieces until destroyed.
Asteroids is a video arcade game released in 1979 by Atari Inc.
was one of the most popular and influential games of the Golden Age
of Arcade Games. Asteroids uses vector graphics and a
two-dimensional view that wraps around in both screen axes.
How it Works
The player controls a spaceship in an asteroid field which is
periodically traversed by flying saucers. The object of the game is
to shoot and destroy asteroids and saucers while not colliding with
either, or being hit by the saucers' counter-fire.
Simple Controls – The player is limited to rotating left, rotating
right, moving forward, and firing a laser. What other situations
could be done with such simple controls? Perhaps a submarine
underwater, a marble rolling on a flat surface, or maybe a boat
navigating on the surface of a lake…
Split Targets – As the player accomplishes their goal of hitting the
asteroids, the asteroids split into two smaller asteroids, which
makes the targets smaller and more numerous, increasing the
difficulty. What other ways might a task become more difficult as
the player succeeds? Perhaps as a mountain climber ascends a
mountain face the face becomes increasingly steep, an archery target
which moves farther away as it is struck, or attempting to trap a
moving ball into an increasingly smaller space.