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

Keval Vora kevalvora at gmail.com
Fri Mar 19 13:22:41 CET 2010


We can have various hints in terms of pictures and text for words as pointed
out Sabine. Managing different languages and scripts will be a challenging
task but will be a beneficial feature of the game, I also feel we better go
for it.

I am planning to apply for GSoC 2010 with my idea "Scramble". I would love
to know if anyone from KDE's community would like to mentor me?

Waiting for a positive response.

Thanks & Regards,
Keval Vora

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 11:51 PM, Sabine Emmy Eller <
s.eller at voxhumanitatis.org> wrote:

> 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.
> Sabine
> 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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Thanks & Regards,
Keval Vora
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