[kde-edu]: Number Munchers

Simon Edwards simon at simonzone.com
Sun Apr 5 13:42:03 CEST 2009


T. J. Brumfield wrote:
> I would
> like to see a remake/clone of Number Munchers.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_Munchers

Ok, It's basically Pacman with numbers. I would be interested in coding 
that up in Python of course provided someone (you?) would be willing to 
handle things like organising or providing suitable art work, and 
defining things like what the levels/problems should be. (assuming there 
are levels).

I'm kind of looking for a simple and relatively small project at the 
moment. (I've got too many half completed project floating around the 

> Number Munchers has many nice things going for it as a concept.
> * It is simple to learn and play.
> * It should be simple to code.  I say that as a non-programmer, but
> someone made a DHTML version in under 5k of code here:
> http://www.numbermunchers.org/
> * The app doesn't need much from an art perspective, unless you wanted
> to add nice animations or cut scenes.
> * The game mechanic appeals to children of varying age ranges.
> * You can use different types of math problems to appeal to children
> of varying ages.

Yes, it looks like a good concept that could be applied to a whole range 
of problems or areas which have one question and multiple possible 
answers, not just math.

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