[kde-edu]: Scramble: New KDE EDU game

Sabine Emmy Eller s.eller at voxhumanitatis.org
Thu Mar 18 19:21:44 CET 2010

Hi :-)

I believe this is really a good idea. How to you get to the letters? By
taking words and extract the letters from there? So you know from the
beginning what "at least" must be in there?

We (Vox Humanitatis) need mainly educational games for primary school age
and this would be a nice one. What about giving hints in terms of pictures,
in particular when kids are playing?

As for words: we already have plenty of wordlists with basic terminology for
quite some languages. These could be used here.

If possible, please consider right to left languages, and different scripts
like Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew etc.

As for the game itself: keep it as simple as possible for people to
understand - this makes sure they will play.


On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 7:00 PM, Keval Vora <kevalvora at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am a student from India. I have an idea of an educational game "Scramble"
> which I want to implement.
> Here, a 4X4 or 5X5 grid is given fully filled with random letters. The
> player is supposed to make as many possible words as he / she can in a given
> amount of time. Words can be formed if a letter of the word is connected to
> the previous letter. By connected letters I mean, 2 letters can either share
> a common edge (4 sides of a cell) or they can share a common point (4
> corners of the cell).
> For example in the following grid,
> s  t   r   a
> i   c  p  m
> o  r   b  e
> e  l   p  z
> "scramble" is a word.
> Hence, this game can be used for building vocabulary of people belonging to
> various age groups.
> I would like to discuss about "Scramble" as a project and I would be happy
> to know any other suggestions in the game to make it more interesting.
> --
> Thanks & Regards,
> Keval Vora
> http://sites.google.com/site/kevaldvora/
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