Jack Stalwart: Games

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Thu, 07/30/2009 - 07:23 — tobias

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We have made some updates to Jack Stalwart, including a new games section, with two original games for it (about which more later).

The games section has been built to allow more games to be added easily - the games are separate movies that load into the main site structure.

The updates also include a new 'language' section - the French phrase book has been updated to make it more of a 'test' or quiz, hopefully making it a more entertaining way to learn basic French phrases.

I have developed two new games for the Jack Stalwart site - one each for two basic sections: Puzzles and Arcade games.

The Puzzle game is the 'Bomb Defuser game' - it is a maths game, requiring players to solve a sum in order to discover the secret code that stops the bomb countdown. Players are provided with a calculator to make solving the sum easier. The game randomly creates a new sum each game, shortening the countdown to make things more difficult.

The game aims to dramatise Maths and make the whole process of solving difficult problems a little more fun.

The Arcade game is a Flyboard Chase - a sidescrolling race through the streets of New York. The player has to guide Jack as he rides his flyboard, avoiding obstacles and picking up lost gadgets. The aim is to stay on the flyboard for as long as you can, while your speed increases in direct relation to your score.

The game is intended not to be too daunting for younger players while still be entertaining enough for the older audience.

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