My story-toy-puzzle-game

22 Feb

As I was thinking about what type of game I wanted to create, I think of those choose your own adventure books. I want to allow the gamer the chance to chose which way they go by solving a math problem. So the gamer is going along and then comes to a three way tunnel. Each tunnel has an equation for the gamer to solve. They must record their answers and move on through that tunnel. To pass a level, they will have to enter all their answers like a code to move on. The code they enter will determine which type of level they go to next. If the equations they solved were basic, then the next level is just a step up from where they were. If they solved harder equations, then the next level will move them to harder problems. I want to be able to offer a couple of different story types, so that the gamer can chose who they are and what game/adventure they play. One could be like a damsel in distress and the noble knight comes to the rescue. One could be find your friend. You got separated from your friend and the only way to get back home is to find your friend first. Another one could be find the dragon and slay him. Those are just some of the ideas bouncing around my head.

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Posted by on February 22, 2012 in 1.3 Instructional Strategies


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One response to “My story-toy-puzzle-game

  1. David Gibson

    February 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    The story aspect of your concept is “why are we in this maze or tunnel and why are we trying to move forward” – damsel in distress (might want a “practical princess” storyline too…find your friend…get back home… find the dragon and slay him…

    I think an interesting challenge you have is how to relate solving math problems to the story line. Otherwise you’ll have a disconnected game story related to the core mechanic (solving problems).

    Perhaps a way to go is a story having to do with “creating a code” where the answers saved and sequenced are the code…andother idea might be to create a code by finding a equivalent expression (not “the numerical solution” but an expression that is of equal rank).


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