PowerPoint Game – Ultimate Sniper

New PowerPoint Game, Ultimate Sniper has been released on PowerPoint Heaven. Ultimate Sniper is a PowerPoint shooting game. The objective of this game is to accept missions, assassinate your opponents and become the ultimate sniper.

The current version is intended for PowerPoint 2007 and above. (Not including PowerPoint Viewer 2007)

Download: http://pptheaven.mvps.org/ted.html#UltimateSniper 
Watch the video preview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XBM2tZMKiU

PowerPoint music rhythm game

New updates on PowerPoint Heaven. Added new PowerPoint Game, Music ver. C, by KDC (kdc1130) from Korea’s PowerPoint Expert Club. Music ver. C is a PowerPoint music rhythm game. The objective is to test the player’s ability to follow a musical beat and stay with the rhythm of Pachelbel’s Canon.

Link: PowerPoint Game, Music ver. C
Watch the Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8m1IGaAE8Q

Also, 2 new PowerPoint artworks, Haruhi Greeting and Yuki Greeting, by Jeremiah Lee (Jerry).

Invisible Linking

Invisible Linking is a technique which allows you to hyperlink your presentation automatically. The traditional way of hyperlinking to specific slide, custom show, or even url is to add the hyperlink onto a button. Thus, once you click on the button, you will be transferred to the location. But what if you want to have this done automatically? Here’s how it can be achieved:

  1. First of all, remove the button as we don’t need to have it there. 

  2. Instead, add a rectangle that covers the entire slide.

  3. Double click on the rectangle, set fill color to 99%. Line color to no line.

  4. Click Ok.

  5. Right click on the invisible autoshape, select Action Settings.

  6. Select Mouse Over tab, set it Hyperlink to the Slide/URL/Custom Show etc.

  7. To make the mouse over work, Click Add Effect > Entrance > Appear.

  8. Set the Start from “On Click” to “After Previous”.

  9. Double click on the added effect.

  10. Select Timing tab, set delay to 0.1 seconds or a time of your preference.

  11. Click Ok.

  12. The last step is to ensure that your mouse pointer is visible at the point of the invisble linking. Depending on how your presentation has been set up, this step is optional if your mouse pointer shows up at the point of invisible linking. There are several ways to achieve this:

    • Have the slide show running in Kiosk mode (Slide Show > Set Up Show > Browsed at kiosk) or,

    • Have the mouse pointer visible during slide show view (Right click in slide show, click Pointer Options > Arrow Options > Visible).

There are many other ways that you can make use of the invisble linking. For instance, this technique allows you to hyperlinking automatically from Presentation A to Presentation B’s Custom Show either by a single click/ or not at all (example). Or perhpas, forcing an end show automatically (rather than looping the presentation) when running in kiosk mode (example).

Inserting YouTube videos on PowerPoint

PowerPoint MVP Shyam Pillai has made a wonderful add-in “YouTube Video Wizard”. This add-in allows you to easily insert YouTube videos onto a PowerPoint slide. All you need to do is to provide the YouTube video URL that appears in the browser address bar and the rest is taken care of by the add-in. The add-in works for PowerPoint 97 and the later versions.

The add-in can be downloaded at: http://skp.mvps.org/youtube.htm

Two upcoming PowerPoint games

Two upcoming PowerPoint games. One by Anthony Barfield, titled Pixels Epic: The Sword of the Eight Eclipse. The game name is kinda long, but it’s the first PowerPoint RPG game 😉
There are some screenshots available to you in our forum: http://z11.invisionfree.com/pptheaven/index.php?showtopic=136

Another one is by Fikree, titled Pointer’s Way {revo}. This time, you will need to figure out how to get to the portal. 100 of levels, and 8 new environmental worlds. The game is slated to release on February 2008.