Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thoughts On Developing Educational Mobile Game #1

To me, one of the most important elements of a successful educational game for preschoolers is the ability to capture their attention. One way to do this is to have characters who show appealing personalities. The younger the child, the bigger the language barrier is to communicating the character's personality. Thus, I'm using pantomime to convey personality in the game play actions.

The preschool player should be entertained by the way the character performs the actions chosen.

I'm also planning a variety of ways each character can do a specific action, so that the player won't become quickly bored with the actions they are controlling. I want various versions of the actions be programmed to come up in random order, so that it'll be a surprise to the player which one appears. It'll be like the character has made it's own decision how to perform the action.

Various Bear Actions Across The Screen

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Educational Mobile Game

Well, it's been a long time since I've posted. For one reason or another, I haven't had much new to add to what I've already said in previous posts. Now I do!

I'm starting my educational mobile game project for preschoolers and I'd like to post my progress as I develop it.

Here's the logo for the game: