Educational games

Educational games

Postby pengyou » 24 Feb 2014, 10:45

I just discovered this forum and wanted to post a question before you. There is a wealth of knowledge - that is obvious, even after reading about just a few of your projects. I am an American teaching English in China. I teach primary school kids and it is very, very difficult to get them interested - think about how wonderful it would be for first graders in the west to have to study Chinese? I am looking for some open source games that have the potential to be converted into educational games by answering questions at key points, or even games that are text based - but would like the ability to change the stories and words to make them suitable for 6 year olds studying another language. Do you have any ideas - websites I can look up - key words to search on, etc? Any help will be appreciated.
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Re: Educational games

Postby Julius » 24 Feb 2014, 13:06

With renpy: http://www.renpy.org/ it should be probably easy to make some simple text based games. It also supports audio, so you can include some chinese voice-overs as I assume 1st graders can't read yet?
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Re: Educational games

Postby charlie » 24 Feb 2014, 13:20

Not quite an answer to the OP but here's some well of the more prominent 'for kids' open source games:
http://tux4kids.alioth.debian.org/
http://childsplay.sourceforge.net/
http://gcompris.net/index-en.html
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Re: Educational games

Postby Sauer2 » 25 Feb 2014, 12:17

Not unrelated:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlQrTHrwyxQ (Extra Credits)
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Re: Educational games

Postby pengyou » 26 Feb 2014, 03:13

> Julius, can you give me a general idea of what renpy can do? It sounds a bit like PowerPoint with some better animation capabilities.
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Re: Educational games

Postby Julius » 26 Feb 2014, 07:29

It a visual novel engine, e.g. for interactive story telling. Yes a bit like powerpoint ;)

There are plenty of free games for it you can try, for example this one: http://scoutshonour.com/donttakeitperso ... yourstory/

I am not an expert on it, but I think it is internally quite flexible to allow for more complex gameplay if wanted.
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Re: Educational games

Postby GeorgeS » 28 Oct 2020, 10:47

Hi!
I recommend to look here - https://www.cleveroad.com/blog/how-to-m ... ate-result
Sure it will help you a lot
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