Another article on how to make a game on PowerPoint. The creation of games can make your presentations more interesting, professional and provide moments of entertainment between slides. Beside, last time I showed you how to create a quiz game, today we come to a similar quiz game, which you can find at this link below:
Now, let’s start making the game of today, that is the Lucky Wheel game.
PowerPoint 2016 and 2019 users can also follow the steps, for lower versions you can simplify it a bit.
I. Use shapes to make a game on PowerPoint
Step 1: First open PowerPoint, choose the layout as Blank.
Step 2: You can use shapes and drawing tools to create a circle wheel shape, but I want to show you a much faster, more accurate way. Go to Insert and select Chart => Pie Chart.
Step 3: An Excel window appears, allows you to edit the value of the element cells.
To evenly divide the cells, like in the picture below you set the Sales value all be equal to 1. According to how many parts you want to divide, enter as many 1. After that, close this window.
Step 4: Customize the elements by going to Chart Elements. Click to hide Chart Title and Legend because we won’t need it.
Step 5: Go to Insert => Shape to create a smaller circle, concentric and in the center of the wheel. This is the button for the spinning effect. Hold down the Shift key while drawing to make the circle symmetrical.
To automatically center the selected objects both vertically and horizontally, first press Ctrl + A to select all, then go to Home => Arrange => Align => select Align Center then continue to select Align Middle.
II. Add game elements on PowerPoint
Step 1: Now you should add the scores to the cells. To do this, use Textbox.
After that, select Home => Character Spacing => select More Spacing… => at By enter 10 or higher depending on your wheel radius, then select OK.
Arrange these Textbox to fit with in the cells as shown below.
Step 2: Press Ctrl + A then hold down Ctrl and select the circle in the center to deselect it, then Arrange => select Send to Back.
Step 3: Create a pointer in Insert => Shape. And round shapes for the buttons of question.
Step 4: Now you must create slides corresponding to these buttons, then use Hyperlink to link them buttons to the respective slides.
Step 5: You go to Insert => Shape and draw a Home button to return to the homepage.
After inserting the shape, in the Action Settings panel, check at Hyperlink to: select Slide then choose the first slide with the wheel. Click OK.
You do the same with the remaining question slides.
III. Use animations to make a game on PowerPoint
Step 1: Now we will add the spinning effect. You need to Group the wheel with the Textbox contains the score number first.
Select the wheel, go to Animations => Spin (Emphasis).
Then, go to Animation Pane, click the black arrow and select Effect Options, switch to Timing, then set the elements as below. Like this, when you click on the circle in the middle, it will start spinning.
But the cycle will go on and on. To stop, select the wheel, go to Add Animation Painter and choose an Entrance effect, here I think it is best to use Appear.
Step 2: Add and customize effects for the pointer. The Teerter effect is an interesting choice.
Step 3: Timing settings for the pointer will be made as shown below.
Right now, if you press F5, there will be no immediate results. We will have to rearrange the order of which effect appears first.
Step 4: The Appear effect of the wheel, you will move it down to the end.
Next is the pointer’s effect, set Start With Previous
Press F5 to review the result.
Going through a rather lengthy article, but I believe that if you try hard to the end you will create a satisfactory lucky wheel game on your own. Those are the detailed steps that I want to introduce to you today, you can still be more creative by inserting more buttons and using Hyperlinks to lead to different content pages, or adding in music, sound effects…for more vividness.
Thank you for reading, hope the article has brought you useful knowledge.
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