If video games were designed as training programs

(First screen includes a “nice” photograph depicting two people shaking hands)

Welcome to the How to Be a Rockstar game. At the end of this game you will be able to:

  • Identify the traits that characterize a famous musician.
  • Describe how a musician can progress from obscurity to renown.

Please click Next or press the A button to continue.

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(Second screen)

Please take a moment now to learn how to navigate through this game. Place your mouse pointer over each button to learn what it does.

(The next button is not activated until the player reads every single popup on the screen … because we need to be sure he understands how to press buttons and such)

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(Third screen includes another “nice” photograph of a guitar… nobody playing it – just a guitar)

Many people dream of becoming a musician. Some decide to pursue music as their career, and attend a music school.

It can be a long and difficult process to realize the dream of being a musician, but in the end it is worth the time and effort you invest.

In this game you will begin as a novice musician and progress through all the stages to finally become a working musician. Click Next or press A to continue.

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(The player has fallen to sleep …)

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About Rory

I make my home in the central part of the Garden State along with my family. When I'm not working as an Instructional Designer (focusing mostly on Web-Based learning ... and other eLearning technologies) or researching something, I'm found at home playing computer or video games. Among other things, I volunteer as a choir member and catechist for 8th graders at my parish.
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