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We love PowerPoint at BrightCarbon. It’s such a versatile application and can be used for so much more than ‘just’ designing presentations. You can create videos, printed collateral, interactive eLearning, animated GIFs and so much more. But did you know you can create games? We’ve built one for you, using VBA, and it’s free to download and adapt. You can also use our PowerPoint automation service to adapt it or develop something completely different.
Introducing the PowerPoint memory game
You’ve probably played this game as a kid. If you’re as old as I am, you might even have played it with physical cards! The objective is simple, turn two cards at a time to find a pair. If they don’t match, remember where they are and turn them back over.
Using just one PowerPoint slide and a splattering of VBA magic, we’ve built all the game logic for you so you can play the game and then adapt it to make it your own.
All you need to do is download the game, start the slide show and you’re off.
Making it your own
The second slide includes instructions on how to modify the game. You can rebrand it, change the pictures under the card faces and increase/decrease the number of cards you have on a slide. The VBA code is a little more complex to adapt so if you’d like us to help out with that, do contact us.
Microsoft continue to make Office more secure, which is great for protecting you but sometimes that means you need to jump through a few hoops to get things working. Here are a couple of the most common hoops you might experience.
Q: The game opens in PowerPoint but I don’t see the setup dialog when clicking “click to setup” and the game doesn’t appear to work. How do I fix this?
A: It might be that your PowerPoint security settings are preventing the game from running. Click File / Options / Trust Center / Trust Center Settings / Macro Settings and select “Disable all macros except digitally signed macros”.
Q: What should I do if I see a pink security message bar below the ribbon when opening the file?
A: Install our Trust Publisher digital certificate and try again.
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