Thursday, 10 May 2012

Lots of upgrades to the zondle game interface!

Today we uploaded some significant changes to the way that zondle games work making improvements (hopefully) to the following things:

  • Improved game window layout
  • Improved game scoring
  • Translatable game interface
  • Game play instructions
  • Ability to collect zollars for good achievement
Improved game window layout
We have now brought the start and end screens in line with the rest of the zondle site adding a new menu of most commonly used items on the left hand side.  Most notably though we have split the view into topic score and game score and added a new leaderboard button so that players can compete against their classmates as they learn.

Improved game scoring
By splitting the topic and game score into separate things we have, hopefully, made it a lot easier to understand.  Your game score is now shown relative to your actual game play achievement rather than how well you did in the questions. 

Translatable game interface
The new game interface plugs directly into the translationsystem for zondle.  So you can now have the start and end screens displayed in any language you wish.  Click here to find out more about translatingzondle into your own language.

Game play instructions
We have been asked a number of times for instructions as to how you play the games.  We have now added this as a feature in the left hand menu when the game first loads. 

Ability to collect zollars for good achievement
Now players can collect zollars if they do well in games.  In time zollars will be used for unlocking games or features on zondle and maybe even purchasing items to decorate their zondle wall (another feature coming soon).

Any feedback is, of course, very welcome!

The following video introduces these features in a little more detail.