What is an Educational Game?
Images are worth a million words. Use of images is one of the widely used method in information technology today. Whether it is newspaper, magazine, television media or even the internet, everything heavily relies on using images and videos to deliver their content effectively.
When a series of related images are combined they make up an animation or video. When series of such images become interactive it can make a playable activity or game. Unlike videos, viewers can immerse themselves into the game interacting with an imaginary world, by ability to move the objects, clicking the buttons to get appropriate responses etc.
More the user gets interested and involved into an activity, the more will be their ability to grasp the content. This concept of providing education and learning through interactive application is used as the foundation of all educational games.
Games and simulations are among the best ways to educate people especially kids. By the use of pictures, animations and interactivity, games have the ability to add fun aspect to any teaching material which is otherwise difficult to grasp for small kids. Any type of science or math lesson can be made fun by adding characters that can be played to do certain things on the screen. The player not only enjoys but even don't realise that they are learning many new things in this process, which can be very boring otherwise.
If you are teacher, tutor, trainer or parent looking for a better way to teach your students or kids, and make their learning experience fun and entertaining then this service can help you. You can buy the service to develop an educational game or simulation. The game can be about learning alphabets, solving math, simulating a science project, chemistry, computer or brainteasers like sudoku, puzzles, jigsaw, matching and find games.
I mainly use Create JS, Zim JS and Open FL for HTML5.0 games. And Actionscript for desktop games. I can program unity 2d games using C#.
What technology do you use to develop the games?
Right now I use Create JS, Zim JS, Open FL to develop HTML5.0 games.
For desktop games I use Actionscript 3.0 ( Flash )
For mobile and smartphone apps I either use plain Actionscript 3.0. For better performance I use Starling framework
What do you need to get started?
I will need a details about the game to be developed. You can either provide the specification in documented form. Or depicted in the form of rough sketches.
I will need the information about your target platform, ie. whether the game is for desktop (win/mac), browser or smartphones and tablets.
Will the games work on smartphones and tablets?
If the programming is done on html5 or AIR they will be able to run on smartphones and tablets too.