In design class we have been creating our own educational game on a tool called scratch. Our target audience was the younger elementary kids, and we had to create a game which would teach them something, but also pleasing to both genders.
Here is the game that I have created:
My game was on flags, basically I put in a number of flags from different countries, and you have to identify them.
A few weeks ago the kindergarden class came to play our game, and I made a survey to collect feedback so I could see what the target audience thought about my game.
With feedback I have collected, I could make my game more successful by fixing up and adding a few things. By the feedback I got from the target audience, I saw that some can have a hard time reading the names of the countries, so an way to improve this problem is to have the name of the country said out when they have their mouse over the country’s name. I would also like to add some music in the background. There will also be a button to turn the music off or on. It would also be nice to have some moving graphics, since all my images are flat. Moving graphics would make more small kids interested and want to play the game.
I think that my game was successful and met most of my design specifications. I have made my game enjoyable for my target audience. With observing and feedback there were no serious glitches and 90% of the time it went smoothly. My game is appropriate and successfully an educational game which makes them recognize a few of the familiar flags around the world and one or two not so familiar ones. This can help them to be aware of the different countries.