The Software Development for the semester 1 First Year C# Programming course this year is a game we have invented. We’ve called it Evil Squash. It even has its own web site at www.evilsquash.com
The game is very like Snakes and Ladders, but with a twist that makes it a bit like Ludo as well. At the end of this semester each of the First Year students will demonstrate their implementation of the game as part of the practical assessment. We have found that game creation is a very good way to explore programming and learning how to create solutions to problems.
Next semester the First Years will choose between an arcade game and a line of business application for their practical work.