Why this game?
There are several answers to this question!
- I love reading and wanted to share some of my favourite books. Most people share book covers on Instagram or book reviews on their blogs… but what about sharing an interactive matching game that readers can play and engage with? That must be a new thing right? 🙂
- I had been thinking about creating didactic materials that can help others learn about different topics by getting them to associate concepts. Right now the game is focused on books/authors, but the images can be edited to create any sort of learning topic!
Who can use didactic games?
People of all ages can use them, but my main driver was to create puzzles for the elderly to aid them keep their minds healthy and fight diseases such as dementia.
One of my plans is to keep editing this game to include other imagery that elderly people will be happy to engage with. For example: Songs & singers from the 50s/60s; Famous monuments/destinations & the countries where they are found.
How was this game made?
I started out with the code from the following Memory Card game (written by Sarah Elena Saak) and I edited it so it would work as a card matching game. More details on those edits can be found on my code repo here.
That’s all for today folks! Hope you enjoyed the game and if you have any suggestions on how to improve it and what imagery to use, do let me know!