Claire Miller, a software engineer for CBBC and CBeebies, explains what she has to consider when designing a game. In order for a game to be fun, it must have well designed characters and they must interact well with each other. It must have a good story and move well from scene to scene. There must be a purpose to playing the game. You must have to play against the clock or someone else, or collect points in order for it to be enjoyable.

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Teachers could conduct a class survey about computer games and apps. The questions could include which devices the children play games on, which is their favourite game and the type of game they most enjoy playing. What elements would they include in a game if they were to design one?